English as a Second Language District Plan

NAME OF DISTRICT: MCNAIRY COUNTY

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS: 8

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WITH ESL SERVICES: 8

NUMBER OF ELL’S: 11

NUMBER OF ELL TEACHERS: 1

DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

Service Delivery Model:

X ESL pull-out programs

X Push in or inclusion models

Position of person completing this form: Federal Programs Director

Does your district administer the Home Language Survey (HLS) to each newly enrolled student? Yes X No ☐

Does your district utilize all three of the following required questions?
1. What is the first language this child learned to speak? Yes X No ☐
2. What language does this child speak most often outside of school? Yes X No ☐
3. What language do people usually speak in this child’s home? Yes X No ☐

Is the first HLS saved in the student’s cumulative record? Yes X No ☐

• If the HLS is collected annually what happens to the more recent (newer) forms?
o Are they kept or discarded? Kept X Discarded ☐
o If kept, where? Permanent record file

Briefly explain your monitoring procedures.
We use the self-assessment guide that we received to review the services offered to students and their families, we observe classrooms/instruction that have EL students, formally and informally discuss progress with teachers and administrators.

Does the district use TDOE exit criteria for ELs? Yes X No ☐

Does the district use other criteria in addition to the minimum TDOE criteria for exit? Yes ☐ No X

Does the district use criteria for reclassification of ELs? Yes ☐ No X

Please explain the process for monitoring the success of T1 and T2 students?
These students are monitored through their midterm and quarterly grades, test scores, and teacher input.

Please briefly explain interventions commonly used for T1, T2 students who are experiencing linguistic difficulties.
Push in support as needed.

Please explain how World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards are used by ESL teachers.
Lesson plans are built around the WIDA standards that need to be met and coordinated with regular instruction as appropriate with regular ed teachers.

Please explain how non-ESL teachers utilize the WIDA standards.
They are given those standards and utilize them as they incorporate student expectations and instructional strategies as they address the TN standards.

 

Plan for Hiring Teachers working with English Learners

McNairy County Schools will take the following steps when assessing a teacher for employment to work with ELL students:

  1. Reading

The applicant’s college transcript will be reviewed for appropriate college level courses which require strong reading skills which may include but are not limited to literature, science, history, etc. The applicant must have earned a C or higher to be eligible for employment for ELL students.

  1. Writing

The applicant’s college transcript will be reviewed for appropriate college level courses which require strong writing skills which may include but are not limited to composition, literature, research, etc. The applicant must have earned a C or higher to be eligible for employment for ELL students.

  1. Speaking

During the interview, a designee will document incorrect grammar and syntax mistakes. Appropriate speaking fluency will also be noted.

  1. Listening

During the interview process, a designee will document listening mistakes as noted by inappropriate responses to questions.

 

McNairy County Schools will adhere to requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001:

“TEACHER ENGLISH FLUENCY – Each eligible entity receiving a subgrant under section 3114 shall include in its plan a certification that all teacher in any language instruction educational program for limited English proficient child that is, or will be, funded under this are fluent in English and any other language used for instruction, including having written and oral communications skills.”   [3116 (c)]