English Language Learners

ELL Program Services In Menomonie Area Public Schools
For more information on our ELL Program Services, contact Kaycee Rogers at kaycee_rogers@msd.k12.wi.us.

For all ELL Documentation, click here.

 

ELL Program Goal

The goal for the school district's English Language Learner (ELL) program is to ensure that students will be prepared to experience success in all areas of the curriculum while maintaining their cultural identity.

Guiding Philosophy

Over 10% of students in the Menomonie Area School District speak a language other than English as their primary home language.   A significant number of these K-12 students need assistance to be successful with the English-only K-12 curriculum.  ELL instruction emphasizes improving English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and strives to honor ethnic identity.   ELL students are provided with authentic opportunities to use the English language in a variety of academic and social contexts.  

ELL Placement Guidelines

Program placement is based on:

       ACCESS English Language proficiency testing  (www.wida.us),

       Classroom observations,

       Classroom teacher consultations

       History of language accommodations needed

       Parent permission.

 


 

ELL Students are assessed annually to determine their English Language Proficiency level.  These language levels definitions are:

LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVELS        [PI 13.07(1)-(5), Wis. Admin. Rule ]

Level 1 - Beginning/Preproduction:

Does not understand or speak English with the exception of a few

isolated words or expressions.   

Level 2 - Beginning/Production:

understands and speaks conversational and academic English with

hesitancy and difficulty.  understands parts of lessons and simple directions,

significantly below grade level.

Level 3 - Intermediate:

understands and speaks conversational and academic English with

decreasing hesitancy and difficulty, developing reading comprehension and writing

skills in English, can demonstrate academic knowledge in content areas with assistance.

Level 4 - Advanced Intermediate:

understands and speaks conversational English without apparent difficulty, but understands and speaks academic English with some hesitancy, continues to acquire reading and writing skills in content areas needed to achieve grade level expectations with assistance.

Level 5 - Advanced:

understands and speaks conversational and academic English well, near proficient in reading, writing and content area skills needed to meet grade level expectations, requires occasional support.

FULL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVELS

Level 6 - Formerly LEP/Now Fully English Proficient:

was formerly limited-English proficient and is now fully English proficient, reads, writes, speaks and comprehends English within academic classroom settings.

Level 7 - Fully English Proficient/Never Limited-English Proficient

was never classified as limited-English proficient and does not fit the definition of a limited-English proficient student outlined in either state or federal guidelines.

 


 

ELL Program Description:

Menomonie School District~ELL Program Services

Age/Grade

DPI Language Level

Program

Time

Language of Instruction

K-12

1-2

Newcomer Program

Full Day

English, first language when necessary for understanding

3yr. 10mos. to

5 yrs.

all levels

ELL Preschool

focuses on school readiness  in coordination with the Head Start Program

4 days/week

2 1/2 hrs

per day

English, first language when necessary for understanding

Grade 1-5

1 to 5

with staff

approval

Explicit language arts and content-based instruction with alignment to state standards pull out and /or inclusion.

up to 60 minutes

per day

higher levels may not meet daily

English, first language when necessary for understanding

Grade 6-8

1 to 5

with staff approval

Explicit language arts and content based instruction with alignment to state standards pull out and /or inclusion.

up to 2 periods per day

English, first language when necessary for understanding

Grade 9-12

1 to 5

with staff approval

Resource, explicit language arts and content-based instruction with alignment to state standards pull out and /or inclusion.

up to 2 periods per day

English, first language when necessary for understanding

 

ELL Program Staffing includes

ELL-licensed multilingual teachers

Bilingual instructional assistants

Additional interpreters are available to students and parents on an on-call basis.  

Contact, 715-232-3987, Ms. Peg Kolden, ELL Program Administrator

 

Community & Web-Based Resources

Greater Menomonie Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, 715-232-9350

DPI:  http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/ell/resources-ta.html 

Chippewa Valley Technical College