North Palos District 117Programs for English Language Learners Parent Advisory Meeting
Grades K-1 • Sorrick School • Arabic Bilingual • Najma Abdulmajid • Polish Bilingual • Beata Koperdowski • Alicja Osak-Kusz • Spanish Bilingual and Other Languages • Bonnie Koester • Dorn School • Arabic Bilingual • Rina Kassem • Shadia Salem • Samar Abousalem • Polish Bilingual • Teresa Borowicz • Jolanta Dabrowski • Spanish Bilingual • Meghan Levora • Other Languages • Eve O’Brien
Grades 2-5 • Glen Oaks School • Arabic Bilingual • Sarah Yasin • Rabab Magid • Polish Bilingual • Kasia Domasik • Spanish Bilingual • Rozana Qirjaqi • Other Languages • Cindy Bukowski • Oak Ridge School • Arabic Bilingual • Ahlam Hassan • Polish Bilingual • Iwona Liwinski • Spanish Bilingual and Other Languages • Tarra Cosgrove
Grades 6-8 • Conrady Jr. High School • Arabic Bilingual • Lena Noful • Other Languages • Mariola Aranda
Teacher Qualifications • Bilingual Teacher • Teacher Certification • Endorsement in Bilingual Education • Passing scores on assessments in English and Target Language • ESL Teacher • Teacher Certification • Endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language
Illinois State Requirements All parents must fill out a Home Language Survey. Students whose parents indicate another language must be screened. When 20 or more students who speak the same language qualify at an attendance center, a Bilingual Teacher who speaks that language must be hired. Students who do not speak the high incidence language must be served through an ESL teacher.
Student Identification • Teachers administer the WIDA Assessment for any student whose parents indicated a language other than English is spoken in the home • Minimum passing score requirements: • 4.8 Composite AND • 4.2 Literacy • Students who do not reach these scores are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP)
Annual Language Assessment for AMAO Accountability • Annual ACCESS language assessment in January/February for ALL ELL students identified as LEP • To exit the program, students must score a minimum: • 4.8 Composite AND • 4.2 Literacy
ACCESS Testing Completed in January-February Assesses student achievement in English listening, speaking, reading, and writing Scores are used to exit students from the program Parents receive notification on whether or not their child will exit before the end of the school year Score reports are sent home in the Fall
NPD 117 Students Exiting 2010 88 Students 2011 117 Students 2012 135 Students
Philosophy of Teaching English Language Learners English Language Learners are expected to master grade level content at their language level
Methods for Success in NPD 117 *Content-based literacy * Tiered program delivery model * Guided Reading * Cooperative Group Learning * Native Language support * Collaboration between ELL teachers and classroom teachers * Sheltered Instruction Operation Protocol (SIOP) * Data driven decision making for interventions
Group Discussion How do you think we could involve parents more in our programs? What input do you have on the program's direction? What do you think is working for your children in our program? What would you like to see added or changed in the program?
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