Ell Assessments

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ELLs Assessments
The mission of North Carolina Department of Education schools is to ensure that all students are accepted in the educational system. It is also the mission of NCDE to give every student the opportunity to receive the highest quality education possible. Due to the fact that immigrant students are the fastest and largest growing population in schools in the United States, it is crucial to develop a comprehensive plan that will identify and meet the needs of the English Language learners.
“According to a 2004 report from the US Department of Education, there are over 5.5 million students in the United States who are classified as Limited English Proficient. The state of North Carolina is among the top with a vast amount
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Needs assessments are conducted every spring and is administered by each LEA which includes input from the teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, parents, recruiters, and other service providers. Interviews/focus groups are held every year to determine the needs and satisfaction regarding the LEA’s program. The Language proficiency assessment is given to all ELL students for placement in the LEP programs. The content achievement assessments are given by the state to student in grades 3-12 which are administered annually and measure the student’s abilities in reading, writing, math, computer skills, and other content areas. K-2 assessments are used to provide data of student’s development and progress in reading and math using formative and summative assessments (http://www.dpi.state.nc.us).
In order to monitor the progress of students English language development is determined by formal and informal assessments administered by bilingual educators from the school district (http://www.dpi.state.nc.us). Consultative services also provide teachers with the ELLs language proficiency status. ESL teachers ask regular teachers to report on students through the ESL Consultative and 1st and 2nd year Exited Update form. Consulting with other teachers, guidance counselors, contact with parents, report card, and state and local checks are all other ways
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