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. Students are scheduled into classes based on their WIDA proficieny level from their annual ACCESS score.

Support by Level

Focused Language Study by Level:

  • Level 1: 2 periods of English, can be a block taught by the same teacher, or 1 period of English Language Development (ELD) and 1 period of literacy development
  • Level 2: 1 period of ELD and 1 period of sheltered ELA taught by a dual-licensed ESL/ELA teacher
  • Level 3:
    • ​Student in the country <5 years: 1 period of ELD and 1 period of sheltered ELA taught by a dual-licensed ESL/ELA teacher
    • Long-Term English Learner: 1 period of ELD or Integrated ELA
  • ​Level 4: 1 period of ELA or Integrated ELA
  • Level 5: Integrated ELA or a co-taught content class with an ESL teacher

For a more details regarding course pathways, service guidelines, graduation pathways and more, please review our MPS Secondary English Learner Service Model.