Welcome to Evergreen Mill’s English Language Learners' (ELL) website. In this website you will find information about the ELL program at Evergreen Mill Elementary, as well as the district eligibility and program guidelines.
More information on ELL is available from the LCPS ELL Office at (571) 252-1390.
LCPS ELL Guidelines
Eligibility for the ELL program is based on information on the initial school registration form. Any indication that English is a second language requires that the student be tested for English fluency. A standardized test, the WIDA -ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT), is then given to determine the level of English language proficiency. If a student is eligible to receive ELL services, an appropriate program of instruction will be designed for him/her. This may include pull-out into the ELL classroom for instruction and/or support from the ELL staff in the regular classroom.
Student progress is evaluated in the spring of every year using the WIDA ACCESS for ELL's Test.
Students receive ELL support until they are able to demonstrate a level of English proficiency that allows them to work successfully in the regular classroom. It is important to note that while verbal proficiency may be rapidly acquired, proficiency in academic subjects may take seven to ten years.
ELL Program Completion
Students are moved from active to monitor status when they have achieved a high degree of fluency and accuracy when speaking, are able to read a wide range of texts, and are approaching fluency in writing in the content areas with minimal errors. They are placed on monitor status for the next two years. During this time, student progress is monitored to insure success in all academic areas. Further ELL support can be given during this period, if needed. At the end of the two-year monitor period, students are then finished with the ELL program.