English Language Learners (ELL) Program
Preschool-5th Grade Standards
6th-12th Grade Standards
Preschool-Kindergarten Progress Report
1st-2nd Grade Progress Report
3rd-5th Grade Progress Report
6th-8th Grade Progress Report
9th-12th Grade Progress Report
Home Language Survey
ESL Through Music
Learning Chocolate Vocabulary Learning
Early Literacy Activities
ISBE English Learners Information
ELL Student Instructional Support
WIDA Focus on Differentiation
Transitional Program of Instruction
Transitional Program of Instruction is provided to limited English proficient students who come from a home language other than English. English as a Second Language (ESL) services are provided to these students through a push in or pull out model. Students receive a continuum of support. Services range from daily instruction delivered through content by a ESL Paraprofessional in English as a Second Language to small group instruction outside of the regular classroom. This is a supplemental instructional service to their education and levels of service are determined on the individual needs of students.
Board Policy 6:160
The District offers opportunities for resident English Language Learners to develop high levels of academic attainment in English and to meet the same academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to attain. The Superintendent or designee shall
develop and maintain a program for English Language Learners that will:
1. Assist all English Language Learners to achieve English proficiency, facilitate effective communication in English, and encourage their full participation in school activities and programs as well as promote participation by the parents/guardians of English Language Learners.
2. Appropriately identify students with limited English proficiency.
3. Comply with State law regarding the Transitional Bilingual Educational Program and Transitional Program of Instruction.
4. Comply with any applicable State and federal requirements for the receipt of grant money for English Language Learners and programs to serve them.
5. Determine the appropriate instructional program and environment for English Language Learners.
6. Annually assess the English proficiency of English Language Learners and monitor their progress in order to determine their readiness for a mainstream classroom environment.
7. Include English Language Learners, to the extent required by State and federal law, in the District’s student assessment program to measure their achievement in reading/language arts and mathematics.
8. Provide information to the parents/guardians of English Language Learners about: (1) the reasons for their child’s identification, (2) their child’s level of English proficiency, (3) the method of instruction to be used, (4) how the program will meet their child’s needs, (5) specific exit requirements of the program, (6) how the program will meet their child’s individualized education program, if applicable, and (7) information on parent/guardian rights. Parents/guardians will be regularly apprised of their child’s progress and involvement will be encouraged.
Parents/guardians of English Language Learners will be: (1) given an opportunity to provide input to
the program, and (2) provided notification regarding their child’s placement in, and information about, the District’s English Language Learners programs.