English Language Learners (ELL) Overview
Welcome to the English Language Learners Department of Hazel Park Schools!
We provide services to students whose native language is not English or who have another language spoken in their home. The WIDA screener test is used to identify any English Learners (ELs) who are eligible to receive ELL services. The services include instruction in all the language skills - reading, writing, speaking, and listening while working on academic language in the core content areas and a better understanding of the culture of this country. Together with our bilingual tutors and classroom teachers, we do our best to meet the needs of the English Learners by providing individual or small group instruction and using "pull out" or "push-in" methods.
The state test, WIDA or ACCESS for ELs, is administered annually to assess the proficiency level of each English Learner. After ELs demonstrate English Language proficiency and exit the ELL program, our ELL staff will monitor their academic progress for four years. In addition, we also believe that parental involvement is very important for every child's language development. Parents and teachers work together to support the academic achievement of all English Learners. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.