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Title: PowerPoint Presentation - Center for Language Assessment Author: doris correll Last modified by: Carole Schachter Created Date: 4/22/2004 8:42:28 AM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: PowerPoint Presentation - Center for Language Assessment

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
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
Center for Language Assessment (CLA)
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.

  • 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.

Procedures for Registration
  • Initial registration by appointment includes
    student data, family information, and prior
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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.

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.

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.

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
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