OTELA (Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition) is wrapping up. Students in grades 3-12 have taken the assessment and were prepared, focused, and given the confidence they needed to do their best. ELLs (English Language Learners) in grades K-2 were evaluated by their teachers and tutor, Ms. Nemer, to assess their English language proficiency level. OTELA scores will be released by May 14, 2015.
Students must meet the following criteria to exit the ESL program (from the ODE LEP Guidelines) : To be exited from LEP [Limited English Proficiency] programs in Ohio, students need to demonstrate the ability to understand, speak, read and write the English language at a level in which they are able to:
1. Achieve successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is in English;
2. Meaningfully participate in academic assessments in English; and
3. Participate fully in society in the United States. A student has attained the required level of
English proficiency to be exited from a district’s LEP program when the student:
As always, I welcome you to contact me if you have any questions regarding testing and the ESL program at Barberton City Schools.
All my best,
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.