• Students who are eligible for EL services are assigned an EL Level (1-5) and/or newcomer status based on a language assessment (preLAS, WIDA Screener, ACCESS for ELs). EL teachers provide supplemental English Language Development instruction that does not replace core instruction for all students at levels 1-5. EL  teachers collaborate with grade-level teachers through co-planning and PLC work to provide access to content and support language development.


    ELEMENTARY: Recommended service model and minutes for Grades K-5


    Students at all English language levels receive small group services that are co-planned and aligned to core instruction. Service may be provided within the classroom or in an alternative teaching space.


    1 and 2

    Minimum of 150-200 minutes per week


    Students who qualify as newcomers receive intensive language support in addition to and not replacing small group services.

    Additional 125-150 minutes per week


    3 and 4

    Minimum of 90-120 minutes per week

    Level 5

    Minimum of 60-90 minutes per week