6-12 EL Program Model
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6-12 Program Model

6-12 Program Model


The MPS Multilingual Programming Framework sets expectations for ESL support and service for students depending on grade and WIDA level. Each school is encouraged to consult with the Department to modify these supports to best suit building and student needs. Parents can receive more detailed information about students' ESL supports for academic achievement and English Language Development from their students' ESL teacher.

WIDA Proficiency
level

Level 1 (Entering)

Level 2
(Emerging)

Level 3
(Developing)

Level 4
(Expanding)

Level 5
(Bridging)

Students are scheduled into grade level classes according to their identified English proficiency level

Stand-alone English Language Development Course (ESL)

 

Grade Level

ESL/ELD class aligned to grade level content concepts taught by licensed ESL teacher Elective credit

ESL/ELD class aligned to grade level content concepts taught by licensed ESL teacher Elective credit

ESL/ELD class aligned to grade level content concepts taught by licensed ESL teacher

English Language Development (ELD) is delivered during co-taught content classes

ELA

Optimally, a block class taught by an ESL teacher with Highly Qualified credentials of dual licenses ESL/ELA teacher Elective credit

Sheltered ELA

ELD/ELA 2-period block

1 ELD and 1 ELA

1 ELD and 1 Reading

ELA credit

Co-teaching: ESL teachers support students who are clustered in mainstream grade level content class in which content and ESL teachers co-teach or collaborate.

ELA credit

Core Content Courses (Social Studies, Science, Math)

Sheltered Instruction:

Instruction is aligned to grade level standards and content curriculum in a sheltered setting serving only English learners.

Math and science taught by content licensed teacher Social students taught by ESL or Social Studies licensed teacher

Elective credit

Sheltered Instruction:

Instruction is aligned to grade level standards and content curriculum in a sheltered setting serving only English learners.

Taught by content licensed teacher

Content credit

Co-teaching: ESL teachers support students who are clustered in mainstream grade level content class in which content and ESL teachers co-teach or collaborate.

Content credit

 

Amount of support:

  • Level 1: 2 periods of English, can be a block taught by same teacher; or one period of stand-alone ELD, and reading or sheltered ELA
  • Level 2: One period of ELD and one period of sheltered content
  • Level 3: One period of stand-alone ELD (options including ESL, Academic Language, adjunct classes, support classes) and one period of co-taught content
  • Level 4: One period of co-taught content
  • Level 5: One period of co-taught content