Welcome to the English Learners Program
at Evergreen Mill Elementary!
Welcome to Evergreen Mill’s English Learners' (EL) website. Here you will find information about the EL program at Evergreen Mill Elementary, as well as the Loudoun County Public Schools district eligibility and program guidelines. Our school is a vibrantly diverse community that values the home language and culture of all of our students and their families.
If you have any questions or concerns about the EL program at Evergreen Mill Elementary, please call us at (571) 252-2900. You can also learn more about the teachers by following the links on the left.
LCPS EL Guidelines
Eligibility for the EL 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 EL services, an appropriate program of instruction will be designed for him/her. Our EL teachers work closely with the grade-level classroom teachers to meet the individual needs of our Language Learners. Our focus is on each student’s growth in the areas of listening, speaking, writing and reading English. We provide services within the classroom, supporting our students during literacy and math. At times, we may pull students in small groups for academic support specific to their needs. We strive to ensure that all EL students are challenged and engaged in all areas of study.
Student progress is evaluated in the spring of every year using the WIDA ACCESS for ELL's Test.
Students receive EL 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.
EL 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 EL support can be given during this period, if needed. At the end of the two-year monitor period, students are then finished with the EL program.
For more information about our district-wide programming, please visit the LCPS EL Program website at https://www.lcps.org/Page/204070 or call the LCPS EL Office at (571) 252-1390.