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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela. English Language Learners. Larlyn Muller – room 1236 Val Ludwig – room 1201. Purpose—Why are we doing this?? How do I know if a student is an ELL? S:\English Language Learner\2012-2013 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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English Language LearnersLarlyn Muller room 1236Val Ludwig room 1201

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela ELL Program @ TechPurposeWhy are we doing this??How do I know if a student is an ELL? S:\English Language Learner\2012-2013What does it mean if a student is an ELL?ELL Support Room - 1201ELL English Class 1236/1201

ELL SUPPORT ROOMSign-in and show your Pink Support Room pass (academy offices)Come with work, prepared to workTests Classwork (after the lesson)ProjectsGraduation Projects STUDYINGB.E.C. Activity_______ ELLs can be requested to stay at their home school (to improve their English skills), before being admitted to York Tech._______ PDE is responsible for providing translation and interpretation services in the parents language._______ ELLs can be retained a grade if their English does not improve at least one level._______ Any certified teacher can provide ESL instruction._______ Parent permission is not required to assess for ESL services._______ PDE recommends one instructional model for ESL for public schools._______ The PA English Language Proficiency Standards are designed solely for the ESL teacher._______ ELLs must be graded using the same grading system as all other students._______ ELLs may exit ESL when the teachers and administrators both agree and sign._______ ELLs are closely monitored for 2 years upon exiting ESL._______ ELL students are not required to participate in annual assessment of English language, only if the school district opts to participate._______ Participation in the PSSA is optional for ELL students.

Work in table groups to find the answers to these questions in the document provided.

ACCOMODATION STRATEGY Page 2Student Identification for placement in an instructional program for ELLs_______ Parent permission is not required to assess for ESL services.Page 3Planned Instruction for English Language Acquisition (ESL) classes_______ PDE recommends one instructional model for ESL for public schools.Page 4Planned Instruction in Academic content areas_______ The PA English Language Proficiency Standards are designed solely for the ESL teacher._______ ELLs must be graded using the same grading system as all other students.Page 5Language Instructional Program Exit Criteria_______ ELLs may exit ESL when the teachers and administrators both agree and sign.Page 6Monitoring of ELLs after language instructional program exit_______ ELLs are closely monitored for 2 years upon exiting ESL.Page 6Area Vocational-Technical Schools (AVTSs)/Career and Technical Centers (CTCs)_______ ELLs can be requested to stay at their home school (to improve their English skills), before being admitted to York Tech.Page 6Retention/Promotion_______ ELLs can be retained a grade if their English does not improve at least one level.Page 7 Requirement for annual English language proficiency assessment_______ ELL students are not required to participate in annual assessment of English language, only if the school district opts to participate.Page 7 Participation in Assessments_______ Participation in the PSSA is optional for ELL students, as well as ELL students with a disability.Page 9Communication with parents_______ PDE is responsible for providing translation and interpretation services in the parents language.Page 9Staffing_______ Any certified teacher can provide ESL instruction.

REVIEW ANSWERS TO QUIZHold up your TRUE/FALSE sign after the question is read.TRUEParent permission is not required to assess for ESL services.

Page 2:Parent permission to assess IS NOT REQUIRED.FALSEPDE recommends one instructional model for ESL for public schools.

Page 3:The model must be: 1) based on an educational theory recognized as sound by some experts in the field or considered by experts as a legitimate experimental strategy; 2) reasonably calculated, including provisions for resources and personnel, to implement the theory effectively; and 3) evaluated and adjusted where needed to ensure language barriers are actually being overcome. Castaeda v. Pickard, 648 F.2d 989 (1981) Program administrators planning the instructional models should consider LEA demographics, and student characteristics. Program administrators may choose between an ESL -only and a bilingual education with ESL model.

FALSEThe PA English Language Proficiency Standards are designed solely for the ESL teacher.

Page 4:-The language instructional program must also provide ELLs with meaningful, comprehensible access to instruction in all content areas required by Pennsylvania academic standards. -The PA ELPS PreK12 are an overlay to the academic standards and must be incorporated in planned instruction for ELLs by all teachers. PA E.L.P. StandardsEnglish language learners communicate in English for SOCIAL ANDINSTRUCTIONAL purposes within the school setting.

English language learners communicate information, ideas, and conceptsnecessary for academic success in the content area of LANGUAGE ARTS.

English language learners communicate information, ideas, and conceptsnecessary for academic success in the content area of MATHEMATICS.

English language learners communicate information, ideas, and conceptsnecessary for academic success in the content area of SCIENCE.

English language learners communicate information, ideas, and conceptsnecessary for academic success in the content area of SOCIAL STUDIES.TRUEELLs must be graded using the same grading system as all other students.

Page 4:ELLs must be graded using the same grading system as all other students.

FALSEELLs may exit ESL when the teachers and administrators both agree and sign.

Page 5: BOTH OF THE REQUIRED AND ONE OF THE ADDITIONALRequired Criteria1. Score of BASIC on the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). For students that are in a grade that is not assessed with the PSSA, LEAs must use each of the remaining criteria listed below to exit students.

2. Scores of 5.0 on a Tier C ACCESS for ELLs assessmentW-APT may be administered between April and June to students who scored below the minimum cutoff for program exit on the January administration of the ACCESS in order to demonstrate sufficient progress to justify exit. * A student must score 5.0 in each domain (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

-A score of PROFICIENT on the reading PSSA can be used along with all other required criteria outlined in this policy to justify exit for students who achieve a composite proficiency score of 4.5 to 4.9 on the January administration of the ACCESS. Additional Exit Criteria:1. Final grades of C or better in core subject areas (Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies).2. Scores on district-wide assessments that are comparable to the BASIC performance level on the PSSA.TRUEELLs are closely monitored for 2 years upon exiting ESL.

Page 6Monitoring is required for two years after a student exits an ESL /Bilingual program and appropriate records of student progress must be maintained. Monitoring may include any or all of the following: -Periodic review of grades , Local assessments, Required state assessments, Teacher observation

FALSEELLs can be requested to stay at their home school (to improve their English skills), before being admitted to York Tech. Page 6-ELLs may not be denied access to participate in programs at AVTSs/CTCs based solely on English language proficiency. -ELLs participating in vocational programs must be provided ESL instruction appropriate to their level of proficiency and properly adapted content-area instruction. -Comprehensive AVTS/ CTC schools are responsible for providing ESL programs and staffing for students identified as ELLs as outlined in this document.

FALSEELLs can be retained a grade if their English does not improve at least one level.

Page 6A student may not be retained in a grade based solely on his/her lack of English language proficiency. If an ELL is retained in a grade, the LEA must be able to demonstrate that all appropriate modifications were made to instruction and assessment in order to allow ELLs meaningful access to the general curriculum as well as to promote second language learning. Lau v Nichols, 414 U.S. 563 (1974) FALSEELL students are not required to participate in annual assessment of English language, only if the school district opts to participate.

Page 7Both Titles I and III of NCLB require LEAs and state educational agencies (SEAs) to provide an annual assessment of English language proficiency for all ELLs in the state enrolled in public schools in grades Kindergarten through twelve in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This includes students with disabilities.

FALSEParticipation in the PSSA is optional for ELL students, as well as ELL students with a disability.

Page 7 -ELLs with disabilities participate in all assessments, including the annual state ELP assessment and PSSA (or PASA , if appropriate) in accordance with 34 CFR 300.160. -An ELL student with a disability may participate in assessments through the use of one or more state-approved accommodations appropriate for his/her disability.

FALSEPDE is responsible for providing translation and interpretation services in the parents language.

Page 9Communication with parents must be in the parents preferred language and mode of communication. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI

It is the LEAs responsibility to provide for translation (written) and/or interpretation (oral) services. In order to do this, LEAs must determine the preferred mode of communication of the parent and develop a plan for translation and interpreter services.

PDE provides translated documents necessary for communication with parents and students regarding general education and NCLB requirements via TRANSACT.

Other translated PA forms for special education can be found at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN).

Individualized LEA documents must be provided by the LEA and must be part of the regular budget planning of the LEA for core language instructional programs. FALSEAny certified teacher can provide ESL instruction.

Page 9All teachers in language instructional programs must hold the certification and endorsements required by PDE .What made the accommodation better for ELLs?20QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?Write in on a notecard and leave it at your table. Make sure to put your name on it so we can email you a response.

REFERENCES

Holly Niemi, [email protected]

PA ESL Basic Education Circularhttp://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pa_codes/7501/educating_students_with_limited_english_proficiency_(lep)_and_english_language_learners_(ell)/507356

PA English Language Proficiency Standardshttp://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/measurements,_standards___policies/7531/elps_for_ells