The Westfield Way Accommodations to Support English Learners

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The Westfield Way Accommodations to Support English Learners Slide 2 IEP/504 Plan Accommodations 1.Documented in IEP/504 2.Used in classroom LEP Accommodations 1.Used in classroom 2.Documented in LEP Student Assessment Participation Plan Providing Accommodations Slide 3 Expectation is that all teachers will be providing LEP accommodations to students in their classes Not Just for the SOL! Slide 4 Access to accommodations on the SOL requires the completion of the LSAPP for each student A school based committee meets to complete LSAPP Committee will require information from classroom teachers regarding accommodations LEP Student Assessment Participation Plan (LSAPP) Slide 5 English Learners Level 1 5 are eligible for LEP accommodations Students who have refused ESOL services may still use LEP accommodations Who is Eligible? Slide 6 Definition: LEP students with an IEP Follow the accommodations listed in the IEP Dually Identified Slide 7 Code Number Accommodations 1Flexible Schedule 4Visual Aids 10Read-Aloud: Test Examiner Reads/Online Audio 14Read-Aloud: English Reading 17Bilingual Dictionary 18Responds Verbally or Indicates Response 25Dictation in English to a Scribe 29English Dictionary APlain English Math LEP Accommodations Slide 8 Flexible Schedule (#1) Multiple breaks over one day Test over multiple days Intention: For those with linguistic fatigue or need extra time to complete due to being overwhelmed by volume of linguistic input Particularly those who have recently arrived to an English- speaking country Accommodations Overview Slide 9 Visual Aids (#4) Paper template to help students focus on one item or line at a time Intention: Primarily for visually impaired students Students taking a paper/pencil test due to testing over multiple day testing accommodation Accommodations Overview Slide 10 Read-Aloud: Read-Aloud (#10) Options for using this accommodation: Read entire test aloud*** Read on demand *** Read questions aloud first and then read the passage Read word problems aloud (***VDOE has determined the online audio function meets the requirements) This accommodation is not available on the Reading test. Intention: For students whose aural (listening) proficiency is significantly more developed than their reading proficiency Accommodations Overview Slide 11 Read-Aloud: English Reading (#14) Options for using this accommodation: Read entire test aloud*** Read on demand *** Read questions aloud first and then read the passage Intention: For students whose aural (listening) proficiency is significantly more developed than their reading proficiency Available only to students retaking the English EOC Considered a non-standard testing accomodation Accommodations Overview Slide 12 Bilingual Dictionary (#17) Paper, general, word-to-word dictionaries Must be used regularly by student before SOL Intention: For students with home language literacy Accommodations Overview Slide 13 Responds Verbally or Indicates Response (#18) Responses recorded by proctor Intention: For students unable to respond to items by clicking or circling answers in their test booklets Due to interrupted schooling and/or limited access to technology Accommodations Overview Slide 14 Dictation in English to a Scribe (#25) For Writing Assessment short paper component Not available for use on the VGLA Reading Intention: For students whose oral expression significantly exceeds written expression Which would inhibit a valid assessment of what the student knows Accommodations Overview Slide 15 English Dictionary (#29) Paper, general, word-to-word dictionaries May be used alone or with a bilingual dictionary Must be used regularly by student before SOL Intention: Recommended for Levels 1 -3 and should be cautiously considered for LEP students Level 4 and 5 Accommodations Overview Slide 16 Plain English Math (A) Available on math tests Grades 3 8 and Algebra 1 Intention: Determined by grade level and current WIDA Overall composite score (9 12: 1.0 through 3.5 WIDA) Accommodations Overview Slide 17 Listening Reading Speaking Writing WIDA Categories Slide 18 Students Can Do! Slide 19 Slide 20 Slide 21 Slide 22 Review updated ESOL list by teacher Review and compare WIDA categories Use provided chart to guide classroom accommodations Document use of accommodations which will be needed by the LEP committee to complete the LSAPP form Expectations for Implementation Slide 23 Information in this PowerPoint summarized from Using LEP Accommodations to Support English Learners provided by FCPS HS ESOL