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Ina Maxwell

Dr. Ina Maxwell

Title III Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

IMPORTANT LINKS AND DOCUMENTS

* ESL HIRING PLAN
* TENNESSEE EL FRAMEWORK
* ESL Manual March 20, 2018
* EL TOOLKIT
* ESL / OCR Compliance Report
English Learner (EL) Assessments
Assessment Accessibility & Accommodations
Dear Colleague Letter January 2015
English as a Second Language Program Guide
Registering Students with Non-English Names
ESSA Title III, Part A Guidance - ELs 9-23-16
WIDA Standards
WIDA Website - https://www.wida.us/
Resources for Spanish speakers: U.S. Dept. of Edu.

* Teaching Literacy in Tennessee English Learner Companion.

* WIDA Access 2.0 for English Learners 2017-2018

Retention Guidelines for English Learner Students

Fact Sheet-Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School

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 The mission of the Cumberland County ESL department is in accordance with the Cumberland County Board of Education mission: to empower each student with the skills to be a productive citizen. 

 

Vision

The purpose of the ESL Program is to offer high-quality, equitable student programming to facilitate career and college ready students fluent in English.

 

Services

The ESL Department provides English language classes to non-native English speakers who qualify for services.

Service hours are determined based upon screener scores or WIDA ACCESS 2.0 for ELs scores.

Students and teachers are supported through a variety of services including:

·    Pull-out Programs

·    Scheduled ESL classes

·    Push-in Support

·    Individual Learning Plan for each student

·    Other Appropriate Resources

 

 

Program Content

 

The Tennessee State Standards and the WIDA Standards guide the curriculum of the ESL program.

 

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students at each level of English proficiency, as evidenced on each student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP), through:

 

·         Reading, writing, listening, and speaking

 

·         One-to-one or small group instruction

 

·         Daily instruction for credit ESL classes in high schools

 

·         Collaboration with classroom teachers

 

·         Suggested accommodations and modifications

 

·         Materials and strategies according to student needs

 

As we transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the USEd has released several new guidance documents.
Below is a summary of documents recently released and links to each.

 

 
Folder ESL Important Documents (14 Files)
pdf file Dear Colleague Letter
pdf file EL TOOL KIT UPDATED
pdf file English as a Second Language
pdf file ESL Hiring Plan
pdf file ESL Manual March 20, 2018
pdf file ESL OCR Compliance Report
pdf file ESSA Title III Part A Guidance ELs 9-23-16
pdf file Fact Sheet-Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School
pdf file Parent Guide to TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities
pdf file Registering Students with Non English Names
pdf file Retention Guidelines for English Learner Students
pdf file Teaching Literacy in Tennessee English Learner Companion.
pdf file TN EL Framework March 2018
pdf file Wida Access 2.0 for English Learners
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