Elementary English Learner
Recently arrived Level 1 students are provided with English language support in the Newcomer English Program. This is a transitional program. When students transition out, services are provided by an ESL teacher based on student need.
K-2 Newcomer Program
3-4 Newcomer Program
Level 2 (Beginning)
- Most Level 2 students are placed in mainstream classrooms and receive support from an ESL teacher during the school day.
Level 3 (Developing)
- Most Level 3 students participate in mainstream classrooms. They receive reading, content, and/or math support as needed.
Level 4 (Expanding)
Level 5 (Bridging)
Level 6 (Reaching)
- Level 6 students have demonstrated English proficiency on the annual English language assessment. They have been exited from the language support program and are no longer considered EL.
ELP Levels and CAN DO Descriptors:
English Language Proficiency Levels (ELP) are a direct result of the annual English Language Proficiency Test (ACCESS) and are rooted in the CAN DO Descriptors. Refer to the grade specific CAN DO Descriptors below to understand the instructional meaning of each level. The CAN DO Descriptors describe how ELLs process and use language for each language domain.
PreK-K CAN DO Descriptors
Grades 1-2 CAN DO Descriptors
Grades 3-5 CAN DO Descriptors