How does a student get identified as EL?
- During the registration process in the DC Everest Area School District, families complete a registration form. When the form leads staff to believe that the student speaks, has spoken, or has been significantly exposed to a language other than English, the family is contacted to determine placement. Then the student is screened in English with the W-APT (WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test). If a student has taken an English proficiency test in another district and has not yet scored proficient, the student will be considered EL.
What does it mean if a student is in the EL program?
- Student needs vary so services provided by EL staff will change based on those needs. Services include, but are not limited to, one-on-one literacy lessons, small group literacy lessons, small group Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) instruction, content area tutoring, in-class support from EL teacher, in-class support from bilingual associate, or monitoring.
How does a student exit the EL program?
- EL students are assessed yearly with the ACCESS for ELLs until they score proficient in English.