English Language Learner
The Framework for English Language Learners (ELL) is inherently different from other content areas, in that grade-level performance is based upon degree of English language proficiency. Students enter programs at every grade level and there is no necessary connection between their grade level and their English proficiency. Furthermore, an individual student’s proficiency level may vary among the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It should be understood, therefore, that although the structure of this document is based upon that of other curriculum frameworks with grade-level divisions, performance standards from lower grades will need to be addressed for ELL students in upper grades. In other words, the document is structured so that, vertically, you can clearly see the progression from a beginning, intermediate and advanced level. The progression horizontally includes indicators that may appear to be repeated from one grade level to the next. This emphasizes that ELL students must master these indicators, regardless of the grade at which they begin their education as an ELL, so that they can move from beginning to advanced levels of proficiency.
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