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Title: PowerPoint Presentation - Center for Language Assessment


1
Center for Language Assessment (CLA)
Doris Correll, M.Ed. Coordinator of English
Acquisition Program Peggy Lee, M.Ed ESOL
Instructional Coach Patricia Viera, M.Ed.
ESOL District Evaluator Linda Lopez, BA
Secretary/Notary Mariangeli Vazquez
Secretary
2
At registration, every student who enters the
Bethlehem Area School District is given a home
language survey to determine students home
language. If a language other than English is
noted, then the student is sent to CLA and
registers at the Center for Language Assessment
(CLA).
Center for Language Assessment (CLA)
3
CLA Duties Responsibilities
  • Register students in the BASD system.
  • Determine English proficiency level
  • Secure and review prior school records
  • Conduct parent interviews
  • Recommend appropriate placement
  • Monitor students progress and program
  • Refer families to local agencies
  • Receive testing referrals for students having
    difficulties in learning English.

4
ESOL PROGRAM
  • At CLA, the student is assessed using multiple
    measures to determine language proficiency
  • and ability level in native language.
  • If the student is identified as an English
    Language Learner, ESOL services are provided.
  • Elementary school age students all remain
  • in their home schools.
  • At the Middle school
  • Beginner level students attend Broughal
  • Intermediate and Advanced students attend
  • Broughal, Northeast, or East Hills.
  • All eligible high school students attend Liberty
    High School.

5
Procedures for Registration
  • Initial registration by appointment includes
    student data, family information, and prior
    schooling
  • Affidavits are completed and forwarded to Child
    Accounting Office
  • Release of Record forms are signed
  • Bus passes are given to the family if the
    Transportation Grid so indicates
  • Orientation to the BASD is provided via video,
    Standards information, Code of Conduct

6
Assessments
  • The CLA evaluation results include oral
    proficiency scores, reading and comprehension
    levels, math score, writing sample, and
    additional comments. Results are places in a red
    folder.
  • Students are placed into beginner, intermediate,
    or advanced levels based on oral proficiency,
    reading and writing skills.
  • Exit is determined by successful performance
    in school and other multiple assessment measures.
  • Teachers of English acquisition report twice a
    year on each students stages of oral language,
    reading and writing.
  • Staff at each school decides when the student is
    ready to move up to the Intermediate, Advanced,
    or to Exit from the English Acquisition Program.
  • The CLA Office monitors and records student
    progress in the CLA database that is maintained
    internally.

7
Support Programs for ESOL Students
  • Reading Recovery
  • First grade students who struggle to learn to
    read in English may be served by the Reading
    Recovery program, in which a specially trained
    teacher works one on one with each student for 30
    minutes daily for a period of 20 weeks in first
    grade.
  • Most of these Reading Recovery students go on
    to read at levels average or better by the end of
    first grade. Most are successful without further
    reading support services.

8
Support Programs for ESOL Students
  • Intensive Summer programs
  • Students at the beginning level of English
    language learning may be eligible for a four-week
    summer program designed to improve oral language,
    reading and writing.
  • An MI Integrated Approach is utilized focused
    around a theme.

9
School 2 Work Program
  • in collaboration with St. Lukes Hospital
  • English Acquisition students at Liberty High
    school may apply for a school-to-work program in
    which they learn English and science concepts
    through a health care curriculum and spend two
    afternoons each week working with mentors at St.
    Lukes Hospital.

10
CLA Newsletter to Parents
  • The CLA newsletter is published in English and
    Spanish with program updates, student work, names
    and schools of all teachers in the English
    Acquisition program and news of school events.
  • CLA Newsletter is published for parents twice a
    year
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