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English
Learners

English Learners

Program Information

At Kenowa Hills Public Schools, we value our diversity and work to serve the needs of students whose primarily language is something other than English. The EL (English Learner) program at Kenowa Hills Public Schools provides a variety of supplemental supports to our EL students using general fund dollars as well as funds provided from Title III, IC and 31a grants. We encourage parents and community members to read the information contained on our district website to learn more about our EL program. If parents or community members have any questions or concerns regarding the support provided to our EL students, please feel free to contact our district's EL program director, Jason Snyder, at 616-784-0884 or via email at jsnyder@khps.org. Another valuable resource is our district’s EL program administrative assistant, Mandy Herpolsheimer. She can be reached at 616-784-0884 or vial email at mherpolsheimer@khps.org.

EL Program District Improvement Plan Goals

  1. All English learners will improve their English language acquisition annually.
  2. All English learners will improve their performance in reading and mathematics annually as measured by local assessments.
  3. All parents of English Learners will increase their participation in parent engagement activities provided by the district.

Identification and Assessment of EL Students

  1. Parents are required to complete a home language survey when registering their child for the first time.
  2. Home language surveys indicating a home language other than English are reviewed to assess student needs based on available data or to determine if further assessment is needed to identify student needs. EL services vary based on student language acquisition needs (see core services description/language assistance plan below).
  3. All identified EL students are assessed annually per federal requirements. Students may not opt out of testing, however, parents can refuse service.

Kenowa Hills EL Core Services Description or Language Assistance Plan

Proficiency Level
WIDA LEVEL: Entering
MAP RIT RANGE: More than 2 years behind grade level norms
MSTEP: Not Proficient

Service Time
1. 45-60 min. daily
2. 45-60 min. 3-5 times per week
Emphasis placed in ELA & Math.

Service Provider
1. Classroom Teacher
2. ESL Teacher, EL Paraprofessional

Mode of Delivery
1. SIOP Strategies in ELA & Math
2. Direct ESL Instruction/ Support Provided In or Out of Class

Proficiency Level
WIDA LEVEL: Beginning
MAP RIT RANGE: 2 years behind grade level norm
MSTEP: Not Proficient

Service Time
1. 30-45 min. daily
2. 30-45 min. 3-5 times per week
Emphasis placed in ELA & Math.

Service Provider
1. Classroom Teacher
2. ESL Teacher, EL Paraprofessional

Mode of Delivery
1. SIOP Strategies in ELA & Math
2. Direct ESL Instruction/ Support Provided In or Out of Class

Proficiency Level
WIDA LEVEL: Developing or Expanding
MAP RIT RANGE: 1 year behind grade level norms MSTEP: Not Proficient

Service Time
1. 30 min. daily
2. 30 min. 2-5 times per week
3. Meetings/ Discussions Held on an As Needed Basis.
Support is in various content areas as needed.

Service Provider
1. Classroom Teacher
2. EL Paraprofessional (with supervision)
3. ESL Teacher, EL Paraprofessional

Mode of Delivery
1. SIOP Strategies in ELA & Math
2. Direct ESL InstrucTon/ Support Provided In or Out of Class. Consultation as needed

Proficiency Level
WIDA LEVEL: Bridging
MAP RIT RANGE: Performing at Grade Level
MSTEP: Proficient

Service Provider:
ESL Teacher, Classroom Teacher and EL Paraprofessional

Mode of Delivery: Consultation as Needed

Proficiency Level
WIDA LEVEL: Reaching
MAP RIT RANGE: Performing at Grade Level
MSTEP: Proficient

Service Provider:
ESL Teacher, Classroom Teacher
Mode of Delivery: Monitored

Proficiency Level: FLEP
Service Provider: ESL Teacher, Classroom Teacher
Mode of Delivery:
Monitored

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