Determining if ELD services are right for your child
Students are assessed when they enroll in SDoL to determine how much they would benefit from ELD programs. Parents whose children are recommended for services are notified, in a language they understand, of assessment results including their English language proficiency level. Scores are reported as an ‘English Language Proficiency (ELP) Level’ between 1 - 6:
Level 1 – Entering
Knows and uses minimal social language and minimal academic language with visual and graphic support
Level 2 – Emerging
Knows and uses some social English and general academic language with visual and graphic support
Level 3 – Developing
Knows and uses social English and some specific academic language with visual and graphic support
Level 4 – Expanding
Knows and uses social English and some technical academic language
Level 5 – Bridging
Knows and uses social English and academic language working with grade level material
Level 6 – Reaching
Knows and uses social and academic language at the highest level measured by this test
Students are exited from ESL instruction when the student's academic records indicate that the student has met Pennsylvania's criteria for exiting the ESL program.
If you have concerns regarding your child’s ESL services, please contact your child’s school. If you have additional questions, please contact the district at 717-299-2700.