The following procedures shall be used by the English Language Learner (ELL) coordinator to
implement Board policy pertaining to the identification, instruction and assessment of students who
are English language learners.
The ELL coordinator will appoint an ELL advisory committee to assist with the implementation of
these procedures. Members of the committee will include, but not be limited to, an administrator,
an academic content teacher, an ESL teacher and a counselor.
Upon enrollment, all students will be asked to complete the Student Home Language survey (see
IGBH-AF1). Any student who indicates the use of a language other than English will be referred
by the person processing the enrollment forms to the ELL coordinator to determine if further English
language proficiency assessment is warranted.
Any employee or volunteer of the district who suspects a student might have limited English
proficiency must report that suspicion to the ELL coordinator or the principal.
Students identified by the ELL coordinator for additional assessment will be assessed within _____
school days after enrolling.
The following instruments will be used to assess the English proficiency of students: [List all tools,
including authentic assessments such as writing samples, used by the district to assess English
The district offers the following instructional options for ELL students: [List the types of instruction
offered, such as structured immersion, dual language, etc., and describe how the instruction will be
delivered (for example, pull-out programs.)]
The district's program for ELL students involves the following staff members (excluding teachers
and other staff members who may serve ELL students in the regular course of their duties) dedicated
wholly or partially to implementing the program: [List positions involved directly with the program
and include certifications or other qualifications (for example, bilingual assistant, ELL teacher,
social worker, etc.)]
Staff members who may serve ELL students in the regular course of their duties but who are not
primarily responsible for implementation of the program are provided the following training and
resources: [Explain how the district educates all staff members on identifying and assisting ELL
The English proficiency of ELL students is assessed annually. Assessment instruments will cover
reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Other assessments are administered in accordance
with Board policy IL and administrative procedure IL-AP. The district uses the following
assessment instruments, techniques and schedules for ELL assessments: [Include a list of all
assessment instruments and techniques used as well as information about the frequency and
approximate dates of any assessments scheduled for ELL students. This should include formal and
informal types of assessment; e.g., students will read aloud to a teacher or aide at least once each
The goal of the district's ELL program is English proficiency and transition from any specialized
programs to a regular course of instruction. The following process will be used to determine when
students are ready to transition out of the program and how student progress will be monitored after
exiting the program: [List benchmarks and other standards used to determine when a student is
ready to leave the program. Also include which staff members are involved in that determination
and include who is responsible for follow up.]
Some support may still be required even after a student has transitioned to the regular program. The
following services are available to ELL students during and after the transition process: [List
Parental involvement is addressed in Board policy IGBC. Parents/Guardians will be informed about
the district's program, their rights and the plan for their student using form IGBH-AF2.
The ELL coordinator and advisory committee will evaluate the district's ELL program annually and
prepare a report for the superintendent that will include the types of services provided, the number
of students served, the number of students who have exited the program and assessment data.
Information from student records will be reported in accordance with the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA). Based on the evaluation, the ELL coordinator and advisory committee
will make recommendations for modifying and staffing the program and suggestions for resources
necessary to improve the effectiveness of the program.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to review policies and/or forms for related information in this
MSIP Refs: 7.7
North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, Missouri
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