English Learner Program Descriptions for Secondary (6 - 12)
EL Service Model
Secondary ESL Classes
All levels of EL
High School ELD (English Learner Development) Class
Students with a WIDA Screener or ACCESS Score of 1.0-3.5.
Co-teaching occurs when two teachers work together to build content subject understanding while building language development among English learners. One teacher is the general education teacher while one teacher is the English learner teacher. While both teachers focus on high impactful teacher strategies, the English learner teacher uses engaging language learner strategies to enhance language skill development.
Most appropriate are in the Developing, Expanding or Bridging levels.
Students who qualify may see the EL teacher to work on language skill needs determined by the annual English language assessment (ACCESS).
Students must have a 3.5 overall ACCESS composite, a 3.5 in reading, a 3.5 in writing, and either a 3.5 in speaking or listening to qualify for this service.