English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Did You Know?
Marion County Public Schools has a diverse student body. Some students, who are already bilingual, do not need ESOL services. However, there are approximately 2,000 students enrolled in the ESOL Program whose native language is something other than English.
How ESOL Students Are Served
The mission of the Marion County Public School’s ELL Plan is to identify and serve our English Language Learners (ELL), previously known as Limited English Proficient (LEP) students, so as to accelerate their learning of the English language and thereby providing them with the opportunity to receive comprehensible instruction and an equitable education.
The Marion Public School District ELL Plan addresses ELL initial student identification procedures, entry and exit criteria, curriculum design, instructional delivery, student remediation and retention, program objectives and goals, staff development/training, teacher recruitment, ESOL Program staff, ESOL bilingual paraprofessional services, parental involvement, student services provisions, program evaluation, alternative and modified assessment procedures, and interim measures.
Click here to view the MCPS ELL Plan.
Each school is assigned an ESOL Staffing Specialist and a Contact Person.
ESOL Contact Person: Ms. Negron
ESOL Staffing Specialist: Ms. Bonnie Payton
Florida uses the Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) to measure the growth of students classified as English Language Learners (ELLs) in mastering the skills in English they will need to succeed in school.
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