English Learners

Welcome to the SLES English Learner (ELL) Program!  The EL Program provides supplementary instruction to support language development and the attainment of the content standards.  Mrs. Horikoshi (Grades K-2) and Ms. Mabuni (Grades 3-6) along with Part Time Teachers Ms. Oshiro and Ms. Bracewell provide services based upon the individual needs of the students. Student supports range from pull-out, inclusion and tutorial support.  
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ACCESS for ELLs Test Info
 
ACCESS for ELLs is the annual statewide assessment for all English Language Learners (ELL) that measures English Language Proficiency.  There are four test domains:  Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.  All ELL students will take the ACCESS test during the test window. 
 
Test Window:  January 14 - February 26, 2020
 
Test Demo & Sample Items can be viewed at www.wida-ams.us at the bottom of the page under "Public Test Resources."
 
Note:
  • Scores range from 1.0 to 6.0. 
  • An overall score of 5.0 is needed to exit the ELL program. 
  • Overall scores are not an average of the four domains; instead they are calculated with 15% Listening, 15% Speaking, 35% Reading, 35% Writing.
 
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Resources:
State of Hawaii English Language Program 
 
WIDA English Language Development Standards
 
Imagine Learning
 
Letters & Flyers:
ELL Program Parent Notification Letter