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ESOL

Information for English Language Learners
The ESOL program is designd to teach English to those whose first languae is not English. English lessons are embedded into other content areas. ESOL works along with the regular education teachers to help teach English. A main goal is to help our students learn to speak and write English but most important successful graduation. Each spring our language students are assessed with the English Language Development Assessmen (ELDA) a state test very much like PASS and HSAP. The regular education teachers receive a copy of the ELDA so that they can target weak areas. Hampton One is successful in helping our students succeed.

-The ESOL students are studying American History with English embedded. They also have a homework session directly after ESOL class for help with homework.

Policy of Admitting Students Regardless of Immigrant Status or English-Speaking Status-

The district will not deny admission to any student on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, sex, immigrant status or English-speaking status, national origin or disabling condition.

Proficiency Standards

South Carolina adopted the language proficiency (ELP) standards developed by the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA®) Consortium in July, 2014. Hampton District One uses the WIDA ELP Standards as a basis for providing services to ELLs.

The WIDA®Consortium has developed the following English language proficiency (ELP) standards for LEP students in PreK-12:
  • English Language Proficiency Standard 1: English language learners communicate for Social and Instructional purposes within the school setting;
  • English Language Proficiency Standard 2: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content of Language Arts;
  • English Language Proficiency Standard 3: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content of Mathematics;
  • English Language Proficiency Standard 4: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content of Science; and
  • English Language Proficiency Standard 5: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content of Social Studies.
 
The standards framework consists of five components. Some of these components are expressions of aparticular philosophy while others are explicit representations of knowledge. The five components are:
 
Can Do Philosophy - Descriptors by grade cluster:GuidingPrinciples of Language Development
Age-appropriateAcademic Language in Sociocultural Contexts
Performance DefinitionsStrands of Model Performance Indicators - WIDA 2012 Amplified Standards