• BESL DEPARTMENT

     

     

    Mission:

    Writing Success Stories, one student at a time. 

      

     

    Vision:

    Effectively Support our students' diverse academic, linguistic, and cognitive needs to help them become productive members of our society. Together, we will bring a force of excellence to schools, communities, and families. 

     

     

     

    Eligibility for English Language Learner (ELL) Services

     

    §89.1225. Testing and Classification of Students.

     

    (a)  For identifying English language learners, school districts shall administer to each student who has a language other than English as identified on the home language survey:

     

    (1)  In prekindergarten through Grade 1, an oral language proficiency test approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA); and

     

    (2)  In Grades 2-12, a TEA-approved oral language proficiency test and the English reading and English language arts sections from a TEA-approved norm-referenced assessment, or another test approved by the TEA, unless the norm-referenced standardized achievement instrument is not valid in accordance with subsection (f)(2)(C) of this section.

     

    Glossary of Terms - http://www.elltx.org/docs/glossary.pdf

     

     

    Participating Campuses

     

    Elementary:

     

    Acton

    Alexander

    Bilhartz

    Central

    Fairmeadows

    Hastings

    Hyman

    Merrifield

    Smith

     

    Intermediate:

     

    Daniel

    Brandenburg

    Hardin

     

    Middle School:

     

    Byrd

    Kennemer

    Reed

     

    Highschool:

     

    Duncanville High School

    Pace

     

    Auxiliary:

     

    Summit