Ell Assessment

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ELL Assessment

Angela Davis

Grand Canyon University

ESL 523N

May 19, 2010

Abstract: This paper is to inform the reader about the procedures that are followed when distinguishing the English Language Learners. There are several steps to be followed when determining ELL students, to be defined as a ELL student the individual must be 3 to 21 years old, enrolled in elementary or secondary school, either not born in the United States or speaking a language other than English, and having difficulty in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English and not meeting the state’s proficient level of achievement to successfully achieve in English-only classrooms. After reading this excerpt, you will have gained full knowledge of the ELL students.

During the procedure of producing an ELL student, there are various steps that are taken. A test must be administered before anyone can be labeled as an ELL student. Also during my research, I found out that it is illegal to put a bilingual/ESOL aide or paraprofessional in charge of a classroom that is not under the supervision of a certified teacher. According to King, Title III of the NCLB Act requires that all teachers in language-instruction educational programs for ELL students be fluent in English and any other language used by that program, including written and oral communication skills. When determining if the student should be classified as an ELL student, the states and the schools are responsible for testing the ELL students in both reading and math and held accountable for the results. According to Abedi, to qualify as an ELL, the student must be 3 to 21 years old, enrolled in elementary or secondary school, either not born in the United States or speaking a language other than English, and having difficulty in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding…...

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