• Proficiency Level Measurement

    The Montgomery Township ELL curriculum includes listening, reading, speaking and writing skills that are aligned with both the student's language proficiency level and grade level content instruction. Newly registered students are screened using the WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment) test. New Jersey requires all ELL students to take the ACCESS (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State) test each Spring. This assessment, classroom performance and teacher recommendation determine a student's continued participation or exit from the program. Evaluation reports from this test provide teachers and parents with a current snapshot of their student's progress in all four language skills.  


    Level                          Description  

    Entering                      Knows and uses minimal social and minimal academic language with visual support
    Beginning                    Knows and uses some social and general academic language with visual support
    Developing                  Knows and uses social and some specific academic language with visual support 
    Expanding                   Knows and uses social English and some technical academic language 
    Bridging                       Knows and uses social and academic language working with grade level material 
    Reaching                     Knows and uses social and academic language at the highest level measured