2024-25 New Student Placement in ELD Services-Elementary

2024-25 New Student Placement in ELD Services-Elementary


Family Notification of New Student Placement in English Language Development Services


Dear Parent or Guardian,

When you registered your multilingual student for school, the home language survey you completed indicated your student first spoke a language other than English OR your student uses a language other than English most often at home. Based on this information, the law requires the school to give your student an English Language Proficiency Screener to determine your student’s eligibility for English language development instruction to help your student acquire English.

Based on this screener, your student is eligible for English Language Development (ELD) services for the 2024-2025 school year. Your student will receive services until they reach proficiency on the state-approved English language proficiency assessment.

 

WIDA Screener

Overall

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Your Student’s Scores

 

 

 

 

 

For grade K before 1/1/25, to be considered proficient, students must score:

5

5

NA

5

NA

For grade K after 1/1/25, to be considered proficient, students must score:

4.5

4

4

4

4

For grade 1, to be considered proficient, students must score:

4.5

4

4

4

4

For grades 2-12, to be considered proficient, students must score:

5

4

4

4

4

The purpose of ELD services is to provide language instruction for students in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. These services also help your student meet grade level academic standards and requirements for promotion and graduation.

If your student has a disability, staff providing ELD services will coordinate with appropriate building staff to meet the objectives of your student’s Individualized Education or 504 Plan.

Most students successfully exit services within 4 years. After exiting services, your student’s performance will continue to be monitored to provide additional academic support if needed. For students who participate in these services in our district, the expected 4-year graduation rate is 86.3% and the extended graduation rate is 89.2%.

We encourage you to be an active participant in your student’s education. You have the right to:

  • request regular meetings to discuss your student’s language development and academic progress.
  • request a different program, if available.
  • waive ELD services. (Your student will still be required to take the annual WIDA assessment. Please contact your school for additional information.)

Your student is enrolled in the following ELD service:

_____ Supportive Mainstream: Students in the Supportive Mainstream model access grade-level academic content and English Language Development through participation in their mainstream classrooms with support provided either individually or in small groups by specially trained educators.

_____ Dual Language Services (Two-way or One-way): Dual language services provide instruction in English and another language for at least 50% or more of the instructional time. Services begin in kindergarten and continue through middle or high school to fully develop bilingual and biliterate proficiency.

Sincerely,

Ebony Harvey

Director of Multi-Tiered System of Supports