Assessment of ELL Students
If a language other than English is listed on the Home Language Survey, the student is given the Pre-LAS at the Early Learning Center or the W-APT at all the other schools to determine if the student is eligible for ELL or Bilingual services. This assessment must be given by a qualified and trained ELL teacher. It is also possible that we are notified by other means of ELL eligibility.
Once eligibility is determined, the student is enrolled in either the ELL, Bilingual (Spanish speaking students), or Dual Language (Spanish/English speaking students) program. Parental permission is needed for placement. If the Bilingual program is suggested by the ELL teacher, transportation will be provided to Sheridan Elementary, if necessary.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Levels
LEP 1: Beginning/Preproduction (WIDA Level = Entering)
A pupil shall be classified level 1 if the pupil does not understand or speak English with the exception of a few isolated words or expressions.
LEP 2: Beginning/Production (WIDA Level = Beginning)A pupil shall be classified level 2 if all the following critera are met:
Level 3: Intermediate (WIDA Level - Developing)A pupil shall be classified level 3 if all of the following criteria are met:
Level 4: Advanced Intermediate (WIDA Level - Expanding)A pupil shall be classified level 4 if all of the following criteria are met:
Level 5: Advanced (WIDA Level = Bridging)A pupil shall be classified level 5 if all of the following criteria are met:
Level 6: Formerly Limited-English Proficient/Now Fully English Proficient:A pupil shall be classified Level 6 if all of the following criteria are met:
Level 7: Fully-English Proficient/Never Limited-English Proficient:
The student was never classified as limited-English proficient and does not fit the definition of a limited-English proficient student outlined in either state or federal law.