English as a Second Language (ESL)
Sec. 29.051. STATE POLICY. English is the basic language of this state. Public schools are responsible for providing a full opportunity for all students to become competent in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending the English language.
Limited English Proficient (LEP) students enter middle school at different English language proficiency levels. The middle school ESL program allows for individualized progression of course work depending on the student’s program entry level. The program is committed to address English language acquisition and fluency while also providing students with academic content classes.
Limited English Proficient (LEP) immigrant students enter high school at different English language proficiency levels. The high school ESL program allows for individualized progression of course work depending on the student’s program entry level. The ESL program at the high school level addresses the needs of students with limited English proficiency and promotes English language acquisition and fluency while providing students with academic content classes.
The Ysleta ISD is committed to providing quality instructional programs to our English Language Learners that enter our schools. Our priority for ESL students is to support their English language acquisition so that they will be eligible to exit Limited English Proficiency status and have additional course opportunities to participate in other innovative programs and ultimately reach graduation the goal of high school graduation.
The Academic Language Programs (ALPs) Department is committed to ensuring that all English Language Learners are provided with optimal instructional programs that support English acquisition taught by exemplar ESL certified teachers. In accordance with state mandates and guidance, we use the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to appropriately place and support our students.
Middle School Placing Guide (2016)
High School Pacing Guide (2016)
Students are enrolled in effective language academic courses for English language learners. These course are designed to meet the needs of LEP students while meeting the academic requirements set by the district and state guidelines. Extensive resource materials support the course, enabling students to achieve academic success while acquiring English proficiency. English/ESL certified teachers deliver instruction in the language arts classes using research based ESL methodologies.
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