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English Language Learning Department

English Language Learner (ELL)

Katherine Binford
ELL Teacher


Tamara Harris
ELL Teacher

Chanon Ogden
ELL Instructional Assistant

Mrs. Katherine Binford and Mrs. Tamara Harris

What is ELD (English Language Development)?

The purpose of ELD is to help students with the academic English they will need to be successful throughout their school career.

 Why does my child receive ELD services?

The ELD Department receives copies of student enrollment forms when a home language other than English is listed.  If it is clear that English is not a student's dominant language, an assessment is given to determine English proficiency.  Scores below below a Level 5 (Proficient) qualify a student of ELD services.

How long can my child be in ELD?

Students are assessed annually with a state Englsih Language Development Assessment (ELPA21), which measures language progress according to the following proficiency levels:  Emerging, Progressing, Proficient. A student will continue to receive ELD services until he/she reaches the Proficient level on the ELPA21.

 What happens in ELD classes?

All identified ELL's (English Language Learners) participate in a 30 minute small group English language lesson daily, which targets listening, speaking, reading and writing.