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Pamlico County Schools

English Learners Program

Resources for ELs During Remote Learning

 

The goal of the Pamlico County’s English as a Second Language Program is to provide equal educational opportunities to students who have a primary home language other than English and who are identified as English Learners (ELs). Our objectives are:

  • To identify all students whose second language skills qualify them as English Learners (EL).
  • To provide instruction to all students who do not fluently understand, speak, read, and/or write English.
  • To develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing needed to successfully understand and use the English language.
  • To provide an opportunity for multilingual students to function comparably with their English speaking classmates with the appropriate level of assistance and support.
  • To support the curriculum and instruction of the regular classroom as appropriate to the language acquisition stages of the student.
  • To provide special services to English Learners through English as a Second Language classes, ESL pull-out classes, sheltered classes, and regular education with modification, tutorial, or transitory services.
  • To provide staff development on ESL instructional best practices woven around the English Language Development (ELD) Standards in collaboration with the State of North Carolina and WIDA Consortium for principals, guidance counselors, teachers, and other school and district personnel, as needed on the language and cultural needs of multilingual students.
  • To communicate instructional goals and expectations to parents and encourage them to support their children’s progress and participate in their educational experience.
  • To exit students from the program when their language abilities are educationally appropriate for the mainstream classroom.
  • To monitor students after exiting the program for up to 4 years, offering assistance to classroom instructors on English Learner best practices, resources, and ESL teacher assistance.

 

Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) Services

2019-2020

 

 

LEA/Charter Name:  Pamlico County Schools                    LEA/ Charter Number: 690                       Submission Date: 11/15/2019

 

 

Contact Name: Nancy Ross Email: nancyross@pamlicoschools.org      Phone:  252.745.4171

 

CONTEXT

Pamlico County Schools is a very small rural school district (enrollment ~1300) with only 1-2 % (23 as of Oct.1 Headcount) of the population identified as English learners.  Our four schools are centrally located in the county, which allows our staff to travel school to school within minutes.   We have one ESL teacher who is itinerant across all 4 schools, serving 3-10 students at each school on a rotating schedule.

 

CRITERIA  - Students should meet most of the criteria under each type of language service.

Comprehensive Language Services

Supportive Language Services

Transitional Language Services

K W-APT score of 14 or below.

1-12 Wida Screener/ACCESS score:

          Overall Composite 1.0-2.0

          Reading &/0r Writing 1.0-2.0

          Listening &/or Speaking 1.0-3.0

<2 years in US Schools

Not proficient on EOGs/EOCs

Needs language support to participate in content classes

Students w/ Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)

K W-APT score of 15-21.

1-12 Wida Screener/ACCESS score:

          Overall Composite 2.0-4.0

          Reading &/0r Writing 2.0-4.0

          Listening &/or Speaking 2.0-4.0

>2 years in US schools

Not proficient on EOGs/EOCs

Struggles to manage academics

 

K W-APT score of 22-26.

1-12 Wida Screener/ACCESS score:

          Overall Composite 4.0-4.8

          Reading &/0r Writing 4.0-5.6

          Listening &/or Speaking 4.0-6.0

Years in US schools varies

May be proficient on EOGs/EOCs

Manages class content well

 

Services for dually identified students (EC/EL OR AIG/EL) will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

SERVICES:  Elementary School

Comprehensive Language Services

Supportive Language Services

Transitional Language Services

Pull out services 2-5 days a week/30 minutes per session. Content teachers are SIOP trained and use appropriate instructional modifications.  Language translators provided as needed.

 

SIOP trained content teachers provide appropriate instructional modifications.  Pull out services or classroom visits by the ESL teacher targeting skill set deficiencies in consult with content teachers. 

EL support as needed for teachers and students to meet specific language needs.  Appropriate instructional modifications in place.

      

SERVICES: Middle School

Comprehensive Language Services

Supportive Language Services

Transitional Language Services

Pull out services 2-5 days a week/30 minutes per session. Content teachers are SIOP trained and use appropriate instructional modifications.  Language translators provided as needed.

 

SIOP trained content teachers provide appropriate instructional modifications.  Pull out services or classroom visits by the EL teacher targeting skill set deficiencies in consult with content teachers. 

EL support as needed for teachers and students to meet specific language needs.  Appropriate instructional modifications in place.

 

SERVICES: High School

Comprehensive Language Services

Supportive Language Services

Transitional Language Services

Pull out services 2-5 days a week/30 minutes per session. Content teachers are SIOP trained and use appropriate instructional modifications.  Language translators provided as needed.

SIOP trained content teachers provide appropriate instructional modifications.  Pull out services or classroom visits by the EL teacher targeting skill set deficiencies in consult with content teachers. 

EL support as needed for teachers and students to meet specific language needs.  Appropriate instructional modifications in place.