Students who are English language learners have been discriminated against and have had more

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Students who are English language learners have been discriminated against and have had more challenges than any of the normal students in all school district around the United States. Teachers were not given the necessary tools and provided the necessary training to teach them. Teachers and Students encounter ESOL related problems almost daily. It has taken decades of trials, Acts, and Decrees for the United States to implement plans that not only teachers and administrations can utilize but also addresses the civil right of ELL/ESOL students to ensure their equal access to all educational programs. LULAC vs. State of Florida (1990) LULAC vs State of Florida, Six Key Points of the Florida Consent Decree In August,…show more content…
The survey asks “is a language other than English used at home?”, “Does the student have a first language other than English?”, and “does the student most frequently speak a language other than English?”. The second requirement involves an ELL Committee, a team comprised of ESOL teachers, a home language teacher, parents, guidance counselor, social worker, and other educators’ responsible for putting together and determining the eligibility of a student for an ESOL program. The third requirement is the ELL Student Plan which is a written document that identifies the student’s name, instruction by program, including programs other than ESOL, amount of instructional time, date of ELL identification, and assessment data used to classify as ELL. Each student must have their own individual copy of a plan. The forth requirement is English Language Assessment that is required in areas of listening comprehension, speaking, writing, and reading. The fifth requirement is Classification and Reclassification where students classified as ELL continue to receive instruction until such time as the student is reclassified as English proficient. The sixth requirement is Post-reclassification Monitoring where the performance of the students who have been exited from their ESOL program must be reviewed to see if any patterns of continuing performance appropriate for tests and other assessments. Section 2, Equal Access to Appropriate Programming The primary goal

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