ELL Instructional Plan for Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School

  • How are students placed in ELL programs?

    Every parent enrolling a child in Diman RVTHS must complete a home language survey (see Appendix B). If the survey indicates that the child might qualify for ELL services, the district then assesses the child’s English proficiency in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the English language screener proficiency test.  An individual educational plan for each ELL student will be developed.

    The school will provide a welcome letter to families indicating additional steps to follow. Parents and guardians of children who qualify for ELL services have the legal right to be informed, in a language they can understand, about the available programs and services.

    Students who score a Level 1 to Level 4.9 on the screener test are eligible for services and will participate in the annual language proficiency test, Access for ELLs, each spring.  Results will be shared with parents, teachers, counselor, and ELL instructor.  Students who have been identified both as ELL and as having a significant cognitive disability may be assigned to take the Alternate ACCESS.

    A review will take place for students who score a level 5 or above to consider if student should be identified as FLEP (Former limited English proficient).  Students, who are determined to be FLEP, will be monitored for a two-year period in case a re-evaluation is necessary.

    Access for ELLs Levels (WIDA)

    Level Name Description
    1 Entering Knows and uses minimal social language and minimal academic language with visual and graphic support.
    2 Beginning Knows and uses some social English and general academic language with visual and graphic support.
    3 Developing Knows and uses social English and some specific academic language with visual and graphic support.
    4 Expanding Knows and uses social English and some technical academic language.
    5 Bridging Knows and uses social English and academic language working with modified grade level material.