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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)
The El Dorado School District ESOL program is to provide support and instruction to English learners in English proficiency, cultural awareness and academic development, which will empower them to be successful in the mainstream classroom,school and community.
The El Dorado School District believes:
Effective education of every ELL is the responsibility of all educational personnel.
Effective education requires that excellent English Language Development (ELD) and supplemental services are rendered to EL students.
Effective programs for ELL students respect and celebrate all students’ native languages in the contexts of both school and community.
To assess all students who have a primary home language other than English
To implement and maintain consistent procedures for the EL identification process
To provide high quality instruction with trained teachers supported by ESOL staff
To guide students towards proficiency in all four domains of English language acquisition (reading, writing, speaking, and listening)
To provide professional development opportunities to all teachers, principals, administrators, and school staff in order to to enhance the district’s ability to best serve ELs
To work within the district to ensure that ELs have equitable access to all district programs
To provide and encourage parental involvement.
To use state mandated criteria for exiting students from the ESOL program
To monitor the progress of all EL’s during and after program participation
To evaluate the ESOL program in a timely manner and make necessary modifications
To maintain accurate and meaningful student records
To be in compliance with Title III and district, state, and federal laws