• Why is my child in ESL class?

    If your child is enrolled in ESL class, he or she has been identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP). Each February your child will take the ACCESS test to measure his or her English language proficiency. Each student will receive four scores based on their Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing ability in English. You should be notified of your child’s scores within the first month of each school year.

    The scores range from 1.0 to 6.0. Below I will explain how the ESL department determines your child’s placement in ESL classes.

    Directly Served - Your child attends ESL class daily (beginning / continuing) or every other day (advanced)

    Level 1 (beginning):  Reading score 1.0 - 2.6

    Level 2 (continuing): Reading score 2.6 – 3.6

    Level 3 (advanced): Reading score 3.7 – 4.0

     

    Consultative - Your child does not attend ESL class, but is monitored by the ESL teachers

    Reading score 4.0

    Writing score 3.8

    Overall score 4.0