The primary focus of our ESOL program is to ensure that every student receives understandable instruction.
The Florida Department of Education website has information regarding a parent hotline that may be used in order to get information regarding your child’s education, including information on testing, placement, instruction and rights of your child. Please click on the link below for information about this hotline for parents.
Linea Telefonica Gratis para Padres - http://www.fldoe.org/aala/omsphl.asp
CELLA Information - Florida uses the Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) to measure the growth of students classified as English Language Learners (ELLs) in mastering the skills in English they will need to succeed in school.
CELLA is a four-skill language proficiency assessment developed under contract by Educational Testing Service (ETS) that is designed to provide:
- Evidence of program accountability in accordance with Title III of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which calls for schools and districts to meet state accountability objectives for increasing the English-language proficiency of English Language Learners.
- Data useful for charting student progress over time and, for the newly arrived students; charting progress over the first year.
- Information about the language proficiency levels of individual students that can be used in making decisions regarding placement into, or exit from English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.
- Diagnostically useful information about students’ strengths and weaknesses in English (with as much specificity as possible within the limitations of a large-scale standardized test.)
The CELLA tests four areas:
These sections are included in each of the four test levels: Level A (Grades K-2), Level B (Grades 3-5), Level C (Grades 6-8) and Level D (Grades 9-12).
Students will take the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections as a group. For the Speaking section, students will have a one-on-one interview with a teacher.