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English Language Learners (ELL\'s). Strategies for Supporting ELL Students and Their Families. Mrs. Beth Garrett, Miller ES Mrs. Sabrina Piscitelli, Miller ES Mrs. Maura Czerepinski, Highview ES Mrs. Liz McTigue, Barr MS Mrs. Carol Ryan, NHS. Mrs. RoseAnn Mercado, Family Resource Center

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english language learners ell s

English Language Learners (ELL\'s)

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students and Their Families

ell teachers
Mrs. Beth Garrett, Miller ES

Mrs. Sabrina Piscitelli, Miller ES

Mrs. Maura Czerepinski, Highview ES

Mrs. Liz McTigue, Barr MS

Mrs. Carol Ryan, NHS

Mrs. RoseAnn Mercado, Family Resource Center

Mrs. Rose Linsalato, Miller Bilingual Social Worker

ELL Teachers
defining english language learners
Defining English Language Learners

NYS Limited English Proficient (LEP)

  • Identified by Language Assessment Battery-Revised (LAB-R)
  • Remains a LEP student until passes the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
  • Must reach proficiency within 3 years or file an extension for services
transitional english language learners
Transitional English Language Learners

Former LEP students (FLEP)

  • Students who reach Proficiency level on NYSESLAT but who still are at risk for academic failure
    • Read below grade level
    • Lack background knowledge
    • English is not the home language
challenges
Challenges…
  • ELL’s must take NYSESLAT every year until they reach proficiency level
  • Students are expected to reach proficiency in three years
  • Students who reach “proficiency” require support to remain proficient and continue to develop English language skills
nyseslat performance
NYSESLAT Performance

Let’s look at how are LEP students are performing…

challenges1
Challenges
  • New York State Testing Program
    • August 2006: must administer ELA to ELL’s who have been enrolled in school in US for one year or more
    • ELL’s may take content area tests in their native language. If test is not available, they may have oral translations of the test
    • ELL’s must meet Regents requirements for HS diploma
nys lep results
NYS LEP Results

Let’s look at how are LEP students in grades 3-8 are performing on ELA and Math…

former lep results
Former LEP Results

Let’s look at how our transitional students are performing…

responses to challenges
Instructional Programs

Small groups for ELA and content area

Read 180

PAF

Push in support in classrooms

ELA Academy

Instructional Materials

Lower level texts, bilingual texts

Computer programs

Waterford Reading

Reading A to Z, RAZ Kids

Achieve3000

ESL ReadingSmart

ELLIS program

Responses to Challenges
extended support to families
Extended Support to Families
  • Adult ESL classes
  • Library Nights
  • Puppet show
  • Translators at Parent Teacher Meetings
  • Collaboration with Family Resource Center
family resource center
Family Resource Center
  • Parent / Child Home Program
  • Donation Drives
  • Transportation Fund
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Summer Backpack Enrichment
  • Books for Families
  • ELLIS for Parents
  • Halloween Costumes
goals for esl program
Goals for ESL Program
  • Provide the appropriate levels of support to ELL’s as indicated by proficiency level and need
  • Continue to develop programs that help students meet the NYS standards and requirements
  • Continue to support students and their families through outreach programs
  • Continue to meet the needs of transitional students who must meet the same NYS standards as their native English-speaking peers
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