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Overview of the K-12 English Language Learner (ELLs) Population and Instructional Programs in Virginia. Virginia Department of Education September 19, 2008. Limited English Proficient Student Enrollment Compared to All Student Enrollment.

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Overview of the k 12 english language learner ells population and instructional programs in virginia

Overviewof the K-12 English Language Learner (ELLs) Population and Instructional Programs in Virginia

  • Virginia Department of Education

  • September 19, 2008


Limited english proficient student enrollment compared to all student enrollment

Limited English Proficient Student Enrollment Comparedto All Student Enrollment


Definition of limited english proficient lep student

Definition of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student

  • A LEP student is one:

  • who was not born in the U.S. or whose native language is a language other than English; and

  • whose difficulties speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English may deny him/her the ability to:

    • meet the state’s proficient level of achievement on state assessments;

    • achieve successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or

    • participate fully in society.

      [Public Law 107-110, Title IX, Section 9101, (25)]


Lep enrollment from 1997 to 2007

LEP Enrollment from 1997 to 2007


Comparison of all student enrollment to lep enrollment for 2007 by superintendent s region

Comparison of All Student Enrollment to LEP Enrollment for 2007by Superintendent’s Region


Definition of immigrant and youth

Definition of Immigrantand Youth

  • Immigrant children and youth are those individuals who:

  • are aged 3 through 21;

  • were not born in any state; and

  • have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more states for more than 3 full academic years.

  • [Public Law 107-110, Section 3301,(6)]


Immigrant and youth enrollment 2003 to 2007

Immigrant and Youth Enrollment: 2003 to 2007


Comparison of lep enrollment to immigrant and youth enrollment

Comparison of LEP Enrollment to Immigrant and Youth Enrollment


Lep student country of birth for 2007 2008

LEP Student Countryof Birth for 2007-2008


Most commonly spoken languages by lep students in 2007

Most Commonly Spoken Languages by LEP Students in 2007


Provision of services to lep students

Provision of Servicesto LEP Students

The Code of Virginia provides for English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to LEP students§22.1-212.1states inpart: “School boards shall endeavor to provide instruction in the English language which shall be designed to promote the education of students for whom English is a second language.”

The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia(8 VAC 20-131-10 et. seq.) set high achievement expectations for all students, including LEP students.


Provision of services to lep students1

Provision of Servicesto LEP Students

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires states to increase English language proficiency and acquisition of academic content in reading, mathematics, and science for LEP students.

[Public Law 107-110, Section 1111(b), 3102]


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments1

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments2

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments3

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments4

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments5

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments6

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Percent passing virginia s standards of learning assessments7

Percent Passing Virginia’sStandards of Learning Assessments

*Reading and mathematics testing was expanded to include all grades, 3 through 8, in 2005-2006.


Statewide percentage of lep students achieving progress on elp assessments

Statewide Percentage of LEP Students Achieving Progress on ELP Assessments


Statewide percentage of lep students achieving full proficiency on elp assessments

Statewide Percentage of LEP Students Achieving Full Proficiency on ELP Assessments


Most common instructional program types in virginia

Most Common Instructional Program Types in Virginia

  • ESL Approach

    • English as a second language (ESL) is an educational approach in which English language learners are instructed in the use of the English language. Their instruction is based on a special curriculum that involves little or no use of the native language, focuses on language (as opposed to content), and is usually taught during specific school periods or as part of the mainstream curriculum.

      [U.S. General Accounting Office, 1994]


Most common instructional program types in virginia1

Most Common Instructional Program Types in Virginia

  • Sheltered English Approach (Content-based Instruction)

    • An instructional approach used to make academic instruction in English understandable to English language learners. The goal is for the student to acquire proficiency in English and the content areas.  Sheltered English instruction differs from ESL in that English is not taught as a language with a focus on learning the language.  Rather, content knowledge and skills and English language proficiency are the goals. 

  • [National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1997]


Statewide professional development opportunities

Statewide Professional Development Opportunities

  • George Mason University – “Reading and Writing Strategies for English Language Learners”

  • (fall, spring, summer)

  • University of Mary Washington - “Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners”

  • (fall, spring)

  • Center for Applied Linguistics –“What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English”

  • (fall, spring)


Statewide professional development opportunities1

Statewide Professional Development Opportunities

  • Center for Applied Linguistics

  • Sheltered Instructional Operational Protocol (SIOP) (as requested by LEAs)

  • Parents as Educational Partners (PEP) (summer)

  • Rural Symposium (spring)

  • Visions to Practice Academy

  • (summer)


Virginia department of education contact information

Virginia Department of EducationContact Information

  • Judy Radford

  • ESL Coordinator

  • (804) 786-1692

  • [email protected]


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