Presentation on theme: "English Language Learner Placement WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT “To Achieve and Maintain Excellence” Office of Federal & State Categorical Programs."— Presentation transcript:
English Language Learner Placement WHITTIER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT “To Achieve and Maintain Excellence” Office of Federal & State Categorical Programs (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1060
Identification English Learners are first identified by response to the home language survey. When enrolling in school, parents respond to four questions indicating if other languages are spoken by the student or in the home. Students with languages other than English are tested with the CELDT.
Identification Flow Chart Home Language Survey Response Home Language Other than English Assess English language Using CELDT Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (Within 30 days) English Learner (EL) Assess Primary Language (within 90 days) Place in the appropriate EL program Structured English Immersion (SEI) Mainstream *Alternative Program Initially-Fluent English Proficient (I-FEP) Place in Mainstream English Only Place in the mainstream program
Assessment The California English Language Development Test (CELDT) determines students fluency levels in the following subtests: Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Assessment Results Students scoring levels 1-4 are considered English Learners Students are closely monitored EL’s are given the CELDT every year in the fall for proper class placement
Assessment Results (Cont.) Students scoring level 5 (Advanced) on ALL subsections of the CELDT are considered Fluent and are properly evaluated: Initial Examinees are labeled Fluent English Proficient (FEP) Annual Examinees are then considered for Redesignation.
EL Level 1-3 Placement Placed in English Language Development (ELD) classes Receive additional support in: Math Science Social Science
EL Level 4-5 Placement Placed in General Program English classes. May have additional support in: Math Science Social Studies
Redesignation Criteria Students scoring level 4 or above (early advanced or advanced) on the CELDT may be redesignated from English Learner (EL) to Fluent English Proficient (FEP) if the following criteria is met: A “C” or better in all core content courses (Math, Science, History, & English) Score Basic or above on the English (ELA) portion of the California Standards Test (CST). Score Early Advanced or above on the CELDT
Monitoring Once a student has been redesignated he or she is monitored for 2 years (4 semesters). Support is provided as needed.