What is E.S.O.L.?
E.S.O.L. is a program designed to help students that speak another language other than English. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade have one segment of E.S.O.L. for 45 - 50 minutes per day.
How does my child qualify for E.S.O.L.?
Students are identified during enrollment by a home language survey. If any language besides English is indicated on the home language survey, students are screened using the WIDA Access Proficiency Test - W.A.P.T.
What opportunites does an E.S.O.L. class provide students?
Students are provided opportunities to work in a small group setting in the E.S.O.L. room or receive additional support from an E.S.O.L. teacher in the regular classroom. Students are provided with a variety of language supports from the E.S.O.L. teacher such as: real life objects, pictures and photographs, use of illustrations, diagrams, and drawings. Students work on the same concepts in E.S.O.L. as in the reqular classroom.
What are assessments for E.S.O.L. students?
E.S.O.L. students will take a standardized test called ACCESS during the second semester of the school year. This test measures the childs language proficiency in four domains: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Test results are sent to parents before the end of the school year. Scores on ACCESS are used to determine if E.S.O.L. students should continue in the E.S.O.L. program.
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