Mrs. DeCola and Mrs. Shaheen will be administering the the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) to evaluate our English Learners' (ELs) proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. ELs in the district will be tested from January 30th until March 24th.
Students have been practicing and preparing for this test and can also do so at home at this website: Take a Practice Test
The school will receive OELPA results on May 15th. Students who receive 4s or 5s in each domain, will exit the EL program. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Shaheen or Mrs. DeCola if you have any questions. Wishing all of our students the best of luck!
Mrs. DeCola and Mrs. Shaheen
Welcome Mrs. DeCola!
As we start this new semester, please welcome Mrs. DeCola as an English Language Specialist. She will be working with Mrs. Shaheen to serve our English Learners (ELs) at Barberton City Schools. Mrs. DeCola has extensive experience working with ELs in Ohio and California. She also served as a classroom teacher for several years, and most recently as the RTI coach at Barberton.
We are very excited to have her with our ELs with all of her accomplished experiences in teaching! She is an asset to our learning community. Welcome back to teaching ELs and helping them grow, Mrs. DeCola! We're grateful to have you!
ELs @ BCS
The English Learner (EL) program at Barberton City Schools helps provide the resources and support ELs need to succeed. Our goal is for ELs to meet learning standards and achieve academic and social success.