Student Eligibility and Referral Information
HOW CAN A STUDENT ENTER THE ELL PROGRAM?
Eligible students from any of the participating Wayne County school districts are referred by the local district representative to the Wayne County RESA ELL office. An instructional staff person will be assigned to assess the student’s needs and provide assistance.
WHO IS AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER?
A child must meet ONE of the following conditions to be considered an English Language Learner:
- Born in a non-English speaking country outside of the United States
- Have a native language other than English as most relied upon for communication;
- Come from a home in which a language other than English spoken;
- Be a Native American or Alaskan Native who comes from an environment in which a language other than English has had a significant impact on the child’s level of English language proficiency.
- Secondly, the child must have sufficient difficulty understanding, speaking, reading or writing the English language.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Students in grades PreK through 12 whose home language is other than English.
WHAT IS STUDENT EXIT CRITERIA?
When the student achieves a score of proficient or better on the state's English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) in broad English ability and the student is functioning adequately in an English language environment, the student may be exited from the program.
Also a parent may request in writing services be discontinued.