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ESL Teacher Resources

Section 1: English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
MCPS Enrollment, Grade/Class Assignment, Graduation Requirements
VDOE Summary of Student Enrollment Requirements
MCPS Board Policy Governing English Language Learners
ESL Program Introduction
Roles and Responsibilities
ESL Services Timeline (with attached program letters and documents)

Section 2:
Identifying and Screening LEP Students for Program Services
Overview of MCPS Procedure for Identifying and Screening Potential LEPs
English as a Second Language Program Identification
PowerSchool Data Entry for ESL/LEP
ESL Program Introduction
Handbook for Educators for Students Who Are English Language Learners with Suspected Disabilities
WIDA Performance Levels


Section 3: Assessment

Assessment Office Coordination of Testing for LEP Students
Limited English Proficient Students: Guidelines for Participation in the Virginia Assessment Program
Administration Time for ACCESS for ELLs®
MCPS Reading and Mathematics Assessment Resources for Standards of Learning
Reading Elementary:http://www.mcps.org/LangArts/LangArtsAssess/
Reading Middle:http://www.mcps.org/LangArts/MidAssess/
Mathematics:http://www.mcps.org/Math/


Section 4:
Instructional Services for English Language Learners(ELLs)

Overview of ESL Program Models
Guidelines for ESL Program Services
WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
WIDA Standards:http://www.wida.us/standards/elp.aspx
WIDA ELD Standards: PreK-5
WIDA ELD Standards: 6-12
WIDA E L P Standards Instructional Videos
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/esl/standards_resources/index.shtml
Virginia Standards of Learning
Virginia Department of Education Standards & SOL-Based Instructional Resources:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/index.shtml
Montgomery County Public Schools Curriculum Pages
Language Arts:http://www.mcps.org/LangArts/
Mathematics:http://www.mcps.org/Math/

Section 5:
Professional Development
2011-2012 ESL Meeting Agendas
2011-2012 Presentations
Language Acquisition Resources
Special Education Resources


Section 6:
Parent Involvement

MCPS Policy Governing Parent Involvement
Parent Involvement Strategies
Increasing Parent Involvement

Section 7: Regulations Governing English Language Learners (ELLs)
Overview of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Assessment and Accountability for Recently Arrived and Former LEP Students
Federal Law
State Law
Compliance with Title III Requirements
MCPS School Board Policy


Section 8: Program Evaluation:A Diagnostic Tool for Taking Your Program’s Pulse

Appendix of Documents