English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Title III, Part A English Language Learners Program Information
Florida Statute 1003.5 (2) defines an English Language Learner (ELL) as "an individual who was not born in the United States and whose native language is a language other than English; an individual who comes from a home environment where a language other than English is spoken in the home; or an individual who is an American Indian or Alaskan native and who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on his or her level of English language proficiency; and who, by reason thereof, has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or listening to the English language to deny such individual the opportunity to learn successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English".
1. Equal access to appropriate programming in both access to intensive English language instruction and instruction in basic subject matter areas of math, science, social studies, computer literacy which is (1) understandable to the ELL student given his or her level of English language proficiency, and (2) equal and comparable in amount, scope, sequence and quality to that provided to English proficient students.
2. Limited English proficient students with special needs (such as for compensatory, remedial, or exceptional education) and who are at greater risk for under-achievement and/or dropping out, and in need of additional services, shall be provided equal and comparable services to those provided to English proficient students.
3. Each limited English proficient (LEP) child enrolled in any program offered by the Florida Public Schools is entitled to equal access to programming which is appropriate to his or her level of English proficiency, academic achievement and special needs.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
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