• 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

    High school: 

    Duncanville High School
    Pace

    Auxiliary:

    Summit