ESL - English as a Second Language

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Primary Languages Represented in our District

  • Arabic
  • Khmer (Cambodian)
  • Lao
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • 19 other languages

PDF DocumentSummary ELP Entrance and Exit Criteria (updated Spring 2015)
PDF DocumentMDE English Learner Program Entrance and Exit Protocol Full Version

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
All 1 hour each 6 weeks ESL Teacher Teacher Collaboration to strengthen Tier 1 instruction and/or Tier 2 services General Fund

Kindergarten

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Option

ELs have the option of being in Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) for 1st-7th as their core service. Beginning in the fall of 2015, entering Kindergarten students will be placed in this program. Beginning fall of 2016, monolingual newcomers through 7th grade will be placed in the program.                         

Kindergarten - Placement into Program
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
All All day, every day TWBI teachers Two-Way Bilingual Immersion General Fund

 

For parents who opt out of TWBI or if we run out of space in Kinder classes
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
All 1 hour each 6 weeks ESL Teacher Teacher Collaboration to strengthen Tier 1 instruction and/or Tier 2 services General Fund
WIDA 1.0-3.9 30 min. 4x / week Bilingual Instructional Assistant Identified research-based intervention during RtI block 31a At-Risk

1st – 2nd Grade

Table Name
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
WIDA Reading Proficiency Levels 1.0-2.9 120 minutes daily (Note: if parents opt out, then drop to next level of service) EL Literacy Specialist Sheltered Instruction 31a At-Risk
WIDA Reading Proficiency Levels 3.0-3.9 30 min. 4x / week EL Literacy Specialist or Bilingual Instructional Assistant Identified research-based intervention during RtI block 31a At-Risk
WIDA 4.0-Proficient and not at grade level in reading or writing Quarterly

ESL teacher in collaboration with core teacher

Quarterly progress review by EL Team General Fund
FLEP --> WIDA 5.0 + proficient in reading and writing (at least 4.5 in each domain) If student has 4.5-5.0 in any domain, quarterly. ESL teacher, classroom teachers, or counselors

 

  1. Quarterly progress review by EL Team for students with 4.5-5.0 in any domain.
  2. Monitored for two years
General Fund

3rd – 5th Grade

ESL Teacher will collaborate with grade level core teachers one day per month for the purpose of frontloading core instruction during direct ESL instruction.

1. 30-45 minutes daily 2. 30 min. 4x / week (3rd grade only)

Table Name
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
WIDA 1.0-2.9

1. ESL teacher*

2. Bilingual Instructional Assistant

1. Direct ESL instruction

2. Identified research-based intervention during RtI block

1. General Fund

2. 31a At-Risk

WIDA 3.0 – 3.9

1. 30 minutes 3-5 times per week

2. 30 min. 4x / week (3rd grade only)

 

1. ESL teacher*

2. Bilingual Instructional Assistant

1. Direct ESL instruction

2. Identified research-based intervention during RtI block

1. General Fund

2. 31a At-Risk

WIDA 4.0-Proficient and not at grade level in reading or writing Quarterly ESL teacher in collaboration with core teacher Quarterly progress review by EL Team General Fund
FLEP --> WIDA 5.0 + proficient in reading and writing (at least 4.5 in each domain)

If student has 4.5-5.0 in any domain, quarterly.

ESL teacher, classroom teachers, or counselors

1. Quarterly progress review by EL Team for students with 4.5-5.0 in any domain.

2. Monitored for two years

General Fund

* and/or SpEd teacher as appropriate and with collaboration

6th-7th Grade

Table Name
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
WIDA 1.0-6.0 45 minutes daily

ESL teacher*

Read 180 or System 44

General Fund
For students whose SRI scores are above Read 180 guidelines but are not at grade level for writing Quarterly ESL teacher in collaboration with core teacher quarterly progress review by EL Team General Fund
FLEP --> WIDA 5.0 + proficient in reading and writing (at least 4.5 in each domain) If student has 4.5-5.0 in any domain, quarterly. ESL teacher, classroom teachers, or counselors

1. Quarterly progress review by EL Team for students with 4.5-5.0 in any domain.

2. Monitored for two years

General Fund

* and/or SpEd teacher as appropriate and with collaboration

8th Grade

Table Name
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
WIDA 1.0-1.9

1. 1 period daily

2. 1 period daily

3. up to 4 periods daily

1-2. ESL teacher*

3. SIOP trained teacher

1. Direct ESL instruction (ESL Newcomer English)

2. Direct ESL instruction (Literacy Lab)

3. Sheltered Instruction (English 8, Math 8, Earth Science, US History)

General Fund
WIDA 2.0-2.9

1. 1 period daily

2. up to 4 periods daily

1. ESL teacher* or Reading teacher

2. SIOP trained teacher

1. System 44 or Read 180 (Literacy Lab)

2c. SIOP where possible (English 8, Math 8, Earth Science, US History) – ongoing training of staff

General Fund
WIDA 3.0-6.0

1. quarterly progress review by EL Team

2. up to 4 periods daily

1. ESL teacher*

2. SIOP trained teacher

1. quarterly progress review by EL Team

2. SIOP where possible (English 8, Math 8, Earth Science, US History) – ongoing training of staff

General Fund
FLEP --> WIDA 5.0 + proficient in reading and writing (at least 4.5 in each domain) If student has 4.5-5.0 in any domain, quarterly. ESL teacher, classroom teachers, or counselors

1. Quarterly progress review by EL Team for students with 4.5-5.0 in any domain.

2. Monitored for two years

General Fund

* and/or SpEd teacher as appropriate and with collaboration

9th – 12th Grade

Table Name
Proficiency Level Service Time Service Providers Mode of Delivery Funding
WIDA 1.0-1.9

1. 1 period daily

2. 1 period daily

3. 2 periods daily

1-2. ESL teacher*

3. ESL/content teacher or SIOP trained teacher

1. Direct ESL instruction (ESL Sheltered English)

2. Direct ESL instruction (Literacy Lab)

3. Sheltered Instruction – SIOP

(Critical Issues in Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I)

General Fund
WIDA 2.0-2.9

1. 1 period daily

2. 1 period daily

3. 3 periods daily

1-2. ESL teacher*

3. ESL/content teacher or SIOP trained teacher

1. Direct ESL instruction (ESL Sheltered English)

2. System 44 (Literacy Lab)

3. Sheltered Instruction – SIOP

(English 9, English 10, English 11, US History, World History, Critical Issues in Science, Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

General Fund
WIDA 3.0-3.9 4 periods daily ESL/content teacher or SIOP trained teacher

Sheltered Instruction – SIOP

(English 9, English 10, English 11, US History, World History, Critical Issues in Science, Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

General Fund
WIDA 4.0-5.0 and not at grade level for reading or writing

1. up to 4 periods daily, depending on credits needed

OR

2. Quarterly Progress Review

1. ESL/content teacher or SIOP trained teacher

2. ESL teacher Consultant*

1. Sheltered Instruction

(English 9, English 10, English 11, US History, World History, Critical Issues in Science, Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

2. EL Teacher Consultant

General Fund
FLEP --> WIDA 5.0 + proficient in reading and writing (at least 4.5 in each domain) If student has 4.5-5.0 in any domain, quarterly. ESL teacher, classroom teachers, or counselors

1. Quarterly progress review by EL Team for students with 4.5-5.0 in any domain.

2. Monitored for two years

General Fund

* and/or SpEd teacher as appropriate and with collaboration

EL Literacy Specialist (31a At-Risk Funds)

Entrance Requirement

  1. 1st-2nd grade EL
  2. ELs’ Reading rank order depending on grade level data (and RtI schedule) for 1st-2nd
    • Kinder
      • Phonemic Awareness (PSF)
      • RR
      • WIDA range up to 3
    • 1st
      • Composite DIBELS (end of 1st)
      • RR
      • WIDA range up to 3
  3. New to the district EL (using the following data: 1. WIDA/W-APT 2. Running Record (1st-5th)

Exit Requirements:

  1. Mid year criteria for exiting from EL Reading program
    • See mid year k3 benchmark chart
    • 1st- mid- DIBELS 130; HPS sight 50; RR F
    • 2nd mid- DIBELS 190; HPS 125; RR L
  2. End year criteria for exiting from EL Reading program
    • See end of year K3 benchmark chart
      • HPS 100 words; RR I; DIBELS 155
    • 4.5 WIDA Reading

ESL Bilingual IAs(31a At-Risk Funds)

Entrance Requirements

  1. Kindergarten – 3rd grade Newcomer Monolinguals
  2. Neediest ELs based on current benchmark data

Exit Requirement

  1. 4.0 on WIDA Access for ELLs for K-12