English Language Development

Placement in English and core courses is determined by district language testing and prior coursework. The English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator, regardless of language level or placement, monitors the progress of all Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and Re-designated Fluent (R-FEP) students. Scheduling adjustments may need to be made to ensure the English Language Learner’s ability to meet and maintain language proficiency. The language level of each English Language Learner is assessed annually. These test results, as well as the student’s progress in classes, help to determine their course of study and the level of assistance needed to support them. All English Language Learners must be enrolled in English each semester until they are re-designated.

The possibility of being re-designated is reviewed once a year in the late spring. Criteria for re-designation includes state testing, language testing scores, progress in core courses, and teacher evaluation.