ESOL/ELL Information and Process:
Welcome to English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Title III. ESOL services are made available to students who have a first language that is not English or have a language other than English in the home. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, Title III provides funding to support services designed to enhance English language learners’ fluency in English and immigrant students’ understanding of American culture.
The ESOL/Bilingual state funding program is designed to help off-set the cost Kansas school districts incur in their efforts to educate limited English proficient students. ESOL services should provide students with the academic and social language they need to succeed in their educational pursuits.
ESOL services may be delivered in conjunction with other State or Federal programs, i.e. Title I, At-Risk, or social services such as the Migrant Health Program or community programs.
Providing ESL services to the ELL students is a detailed and multi-step process. Below you will find the documents and steps needed to provide these services to the ELL students in USD 365. Your first step should be printing the Step-By-Step Guide to the process at USD 365. This document will explain each step and how to use and access all the other forms that follow on this page.
For questions to this process or this page please contact the curriculum director or your building principal.
USD 365 Step-By-Step Guide to ELL Students – this is a step by step guide to implementing the ESOL program in your school building and with you new student.
Step #1: Home Language Survey - The attached survey should be given to any new student to USD 365
Step #2: KELPA-P Testing Packets - Due to changes in the testing materials, forms for testing are not available on this site. Teachers need to get with their principal or district curriculum director. for appropriate test materials.
Step #2: KELPA-P Administration Training Materials - Additional training materials will be needed before the KELPA-P is given to a student. Below is the training ppt. For all other documents, please contact building principal or district curriculum director.
Step #2: KELPA-P Scoring Guides - For scoring grids contact building principal or district curriculum director.
Step #3: Parent Notification letters
ESL #3 Exit Letter
Step #4: Individual Learning Plans
Step #5: Monitoring and Revisiting Forms
ESOL/ELL Information & Resources
http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=353 - curriculum and instruction resources lesson plans
http://www.greenbush.org/programs/e/94-esol-and-title-iii-consortium - scroll down on page to locate an ESOL Podcasts Directory with resources for teachers.
www.esl4teachers.com - classroom resources
www.usingenglish.com - classroom resources
http://www.eslpartyland.com/ - classroom resources
http://eslgold.com/ - classroom resources