Please remember that we asked you not to use the ELL Campus checklists until we are able to update them. We had expected that they would be updated much earlier. However, the MIS department has been overwhelmed by the "Parent Portal" program. We have discussed the issue with the MIS department and they should have the new checklists ready by Monday. The new checklists will reflect the new state English Language Proficiency Standards. The new checklist will be usable by all staff K-6. The students' grade levels will automatically be entered.
The new checklist will look like the following for each of the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (all four areas have two standards - a social and an academic - which each have the same four sections to them as shown below):
1.1 Purpose, Audience & Genre
Word Knowledge and Use
2.1 Purpose, Audience & Genre
Word Knowledge and Use
- B = Beginning
- I = Intermediate
- A = Advanced
- T = Transitional
We have determined that this is the easiest way for you to report the information on-line. If we were to include all of the descriptions of the standards in our checklist, it would be at least 4 or 5 pages for each student. When the form is ready online, we will include a pdf file for you to use while completing the checklist with all of the descriptions. We understand that this a large change and we know that it is late. However, we do have to show that we are in compliance with the state requirements and we have been waiting for the MIS department to effect this change for us.
In an effort to help everyone understand the pieces of ELL service for elementary students, we've put together a few guidelines and a graphic. This is not looking at funding but at students who are eligible for ELL service. We can categorize them into two groups: students who receive "ELL Support Services" and those who receive "Direct Service".
The attached 2003-04 Elementary ELL Service Guidelines graphic illustrates the ELL service options and spells out service requirements.
These are the important points to keep in mind when determining placement and service levels for individual ELL students.
Begin by looking at the list of all students with HLQs other than English
Use ELL Service Eligibility Chart 2003-04 to determine if student is eligible for ELL Service
Enter all eligible students on ELL Campus (the deadline was in October - but please enter names you have may not yet have entered).
As a school team, look at the students you have on ELL Campus and determine which need direct service according to language needs and which only need ELL support services
To help distinguish which students are receiving direct service from those students who are receiving ELL support services only, we will be creating a button in the ELL Campus system (see item above) that you can click to indicate level of service. We will notify you when this button is ready. For now, just make sure that you know which students are in each category.
For students who receive ELL support services only, you are responsible for providing the following:
Bilingual EA services
If you have questions about any of this information, please contact your ELL TOSA.