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Department of Multilingual Education

“Customized learning means that we recognize and appreciate cultural differences in our community.” Dr. Jason Glass     Unparalleled Altitude Report

Overview

Eagle County School's English Language Learner program ensures that English Language learners develop proficiency in English and have equal access to high academic content and standards. The ELL Department works in collaboration with parents, teachers, and schools.

English Language Development

English Language Learners are students who are in the process of becoming proficient in English.

Eagle County Schools ELL Department focuses on English Language Learners’ language development as well as high academic achievement. Students in the ELL program learn how to comprehend, speak, read, and write in English proficiently. ELD teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to provide language instruction aligned with content, as well as additional language instruction based on students’ particular language needs. This may include Co-planning, co-teaching, ESL classes and sheltered instruction. English language development is provided at all schools.

Assessment

Students learning English in the state of Colorado take the WIDA ACCESS English language assessment in January and February. The WIDA ACCESS evaluates English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. All kindergarten through twelfth grade students who have been identified Non-English Proficient or Limited-English Proficient in the state of Colorado participate. The results are shared in the spring.

Equal opportunities

All students have a right to equal access to an appropriate and high quality public education per Federal law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Educational opportunities Act of 1974, Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act, and Colorado statutory requirements.

Eagle County School's English Language Learner program gives students learning English equal access to high academic content and standards through instruction of English (English as a second language), use of student's native language (transitional bilingual and dual language), and sheltered content classes.

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