ESL Assessments

The ESL staff utilize student’s ACCESS for ELLs assessment data, classroom performance, and SOL performance to plan instruction that focuses on the students’ areas of weakness in the four language domains.  Throughout the year, the ESL staff works with the classroom teachers to provide appropriate accommodations and modifications, choose effective strategies and assist with the implementation of selected strategies. 

All ELLs receive core instruction in the general classroom and therefore participate in all district and state mandated assessments. In addition to these, students also take the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs which determines a student’s language proficiency level.  Accommodations include linguistic and nonlinguistic, direct or indirect and are documented on the student's assessment plan and learning profile.

For more information regarding ELL participation in the SOLs, you may refer to the L.E.P. Guidelines for Participation in the Virginia Assessment Program.