English Language

During the registration process at Fayette Local School District the family fills out a Home Language Survey. If the student's home language is not English, then the school English Language teacher begins gathering information from the student and family to identify needs.

The EL teacher will administer the Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS), the state's diagnostic tool for English proficiency levels to determine if the student is eligible for EL services. Parents will receive a letter (in the student’s home language if needed) outlining the district’s EL program, exit procedure, and a consent form to be returned to school. The student will begin receiving EL services; one-on-one or small group tutoring outside of the classroom, and may also have  accommodations or modifications on classwork as necessary.

The student’s progress will be assessed using Ohio’s Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) which is given annually. The results of the OELPA test will be mailed to students’ homes, and a copy will be placed in each student’s school file. The student will fulfill the state of Ohio’s exit requirements if the student achieves an OELPA score of 4 (Advanced) or 5 (Fully Proficient).

If the student receives a 4, the student is then trial-mainstreamed for one year, and academic progress is monitored. If the student receives a 5, the student may be released from the EL Program. A letter will be sent to the student’s home stating that the student has fulfilled the state of Ohio’s English proficiency requirements and will be released from the EL program.

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