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Interpretive Services

For Interpretive Support:  Please contact Lori Paul
email:  lori.paul@kelsosd.org
phone:  (360) 501-1939   

 Maria Rodriguez      Spanish Support       m.rodriguez@kelsosd.org  
 Anter Sasuo      Chuukese Support      anter.sasuo@kelsosd.org

Kelso High School Project

Watch KHS ELL students utilize Talk*Write**Learn with David Irwin; the founder and owner of Language Development Opportunities.  strategies.   TWL is a dynamic lesson model that engages students with academic conversation and writing skills within the same lesson. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ1LERdy3Mc   

 

English Language Learners (ELL)

English Language Learners (ELLs) participate fully in the Kelso School District curriculum through language and academic support from highly-qualified ELL staff members. Upon registration, students who first spoke a language other than English are given the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) to determine their initial language proficiency level. The District provides ELLs with varying levels of support based on their language proficiency level and grade level.

ELPA21

There are about 100,000 English language learners (ELLs) in Washington — 9 percent of our total K-12 student population. Because knowing and using English well is necessary for success in school, it is important that students who need additional help learning English get it.

Washington has joined a group of 11 states to develop an assessment system to address their needs. The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) is a system based on the new English Language Proficiency Standards our state recently adopted. The new tests will measure the language proficiency of ELLs as they progress through their K-12 education and achieve college and career readiness.


     
           A Family's Guide to ELPA21 - The English Language Proficiency              Assessment for the 21st Century Spanish 

         ELPA 21 Assessment


Washington English Language Standards

The new ELP standards highlight the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills using language that are in college-and-career-ready standards and that are necessary for English language learners (ELLs) to be successful in schools. The standards also include correspondences to the Practices and Standards identified in the Common Core State Standards and in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Grade Level Standards

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