Volume 2 Issue 9
Mrs. Kompara- High School EL Level 2
Mrs. Little- 1st grade EL
Co-teaching 7th grade Social Studies
Mrs. Thompson- 1st grade EL
IDOE EL Guidebook
Please check out the key points from Chapter 5, “Supporting Former English Learners”
in the IDOE EL Guidebook 2017-2018:
An English learner is reclassified as fluent upon achieving English language proficiency when a 5.0 overall composite score is achieved on the annual WIDA ACCESS assessment. After achieving a 5.0 on WIDA ACCESS, an English learner is reclassified as proficient in English and enters a two-year formal academic monitoring period. Former ELs will still be included in the DOE-Language Minority data collection annually, but will no longer generate state and federal EL funding.
LEAs must provide a rigorous monitoring system. The following are recommended components for documentation of rigorous monitoring.
- Frequency of monitoring checks
- Student grades in all content areas
- Summative and formative assessment data
- Content teacher observations
- EL staff observations
- Teach observations of student progress in the four language domains
- Behavior and attendance data
In some instances, students may meet the state criteria for reclassification as fluent without having truly attained English proficiency. In these cases, formal reentry into the English learner program may be appropriate if the criteria given in the English Learner Guidebook has been implemented. If a student is formally reentered in the English learner program, an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) must be created and implemented.