English Language Learners in West Virginia Term Paper by Nicky

A review of the procedures for English Language Learners in the state of West Virginia.
# 150470 | 932 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2012 in Education (ESL)

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The paper looks at the formal and informal assessments that are conducted to determine the students' language proficiency level and how their English language development is monitored over time. The paper examines how teachers are informed of ELLs' language proficiency status and explores the accommodations teachers make in daily assessments to ensure students access grade-level content and develop language simultaneously.

Procedures for Identifying ELLs at Your School
Formal and Informal Assessment(s) Conducted
How are Teachers Informed of ELLs Language Proficiency Status

From the Paper:

"Formal assessment is conducted with the use of the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey (WMLS). This type of assessment involves the measurement of Primary Home Language Other Than English (PHLOTE) ("Assessment"). During this assessment the listening, speaking, reading, and writing students' English ability used to determine their eligibility for alternative language services. West Virginia's State education department has established English Language Proficiency ELP standards. A student is classified as an English Language Learner if their English proficiency is limited. In West Virginia A limited English proficient (LEP) is classified as such in accordance with the federal government definition as established by section Public Law 107 110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
"In addition once a student has been identified as an English Language Learner, they are assessed each year using the West Virginia Test for English Language Learners (WESTELL). These assessment measures the progress that the student has made during the school year. Students who score high enough can be identified as English Language Proficient (ELP). WESTELL is the tool that schools in West Virginia use to monitor ELL over time."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Assessment. Retrieved September 17, 2009 from; http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/assessment.html
  • e-learning for educators. Retrieved September 17, 2009 from; http://wvde.state.wv.us/pd/elearning/docs/eLearning_Course_Catalog.pdf
  • Programs of Study for Limited English Proficient Students. Retrieved September 17, 2009 from; http://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/elpstandards.html

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