*ACCESS for ELs
window closes in February. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during our testing window. The students worked very hard during this time. We are proud of their efforts! You will receive parent reports near the end of the school year.
Please feel free to contact your child's ESOL teacher at school:
301-230-5914 or via email (click on teacher names below) with questions or concerns.
Mrs. Carol Aruta
Mrs. Katherine Bennett
Mrs. Julie Corrado
ESOL Grading and Reporting
third marking period will end April 9.
Most ESOL students will receive a performance level (Entering 1,
Emerging 2, Developing 3, Expanding 4, and Bridging 5) for listening, speaking,
reading, and writing on their report cards.
These levels are based on classroom performance and assessments.
ESOL at a Glance
WIDA and ACCESS Information:
For information regarding
ACCESS for ELs
(the statewide annual assessment for ESOL students in early January each year), please refer to the WIDA website. Attendance is important during this time.
WIDA Levels - This is a link directly to information about the WIDA Levels.
ESOL in MCPS:
Please refer to the
and to our quarterly ESOL webpage for more information about our program.
Important ESOL Terms:
-English for Speakers of Other Languages
- The accommodations document for ELs in the ESOL program. It is required in Grades 2-12 for all levels of ESOL proficiency.
- The accommodations document for ELs who have exited the ESOL program within the last two years. It is required in Grades 2-12 for all R-ELs.
Instructional Learning Websites
This is a bilingual site that provides information, tips, and activities!
International Children's Digital Library
Multilingual Children's Association
This website has interesting articles and resources for parents of multilingual families.
This interactive site with electronic books and activities will help your child learn the alphabet and letter sounds.
Mrs. Carol Aruta | Mrs. Katherine Bennett | Mrs. Julie Corrado