How does a student get identified as ELL?
During the registration process in the DC Everest Area School District, families complete a Home Language Survey. 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 student is screened in English with the W-APT (WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test).
What does it mean if a student is in the ELL program?
Student needs vary so services provided by ELL 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 ELL teacher, in-class support from bilingual associate, or monitoring.
How does a student exit the ELL program?
ELL students are assessed yearly with the ACCESS for ELLs until they score proficient in English.