English Language Learners (ELL)

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  • 70 Memorial Parkway
    Randolph, MA 02368
    (781) 961-6220 EXT. 580

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Mission Statement

  • Randolph embraces its linguistically and culturally diverse English Learner (EL) population. Currently, more than 25 different languages, and countries from all around the world, are represented in our student body. This diversity adds a vibrant richness and new perspectives to all our classrooms!

    In partnership with a caring community, Randolph Public Schools creates a dynamic learning environment which engages each of us to be inspired learners and responsible citizens, prepared to meet global challenges. The goal of the EL program is to is to help students from other language backgrounds learn and use English effectively, succeed academically, and become productive, contributing citizens while continuing to cherish their cultural heritage.

    Randolph Public Schools follows a Sheltered English Immersion model, in which students receive English language development (ELD) instruction by licensed English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and sheltered content instruction (SCI) by licensed subject-area or grade-level teachers. This program model is designed to support ELs both in their English language acquisition and in their academic learning.

    This program continues to be approved as an Massachusetts program in the new 2017/2018 legislation focused on EL education.

    SEI consists of two instructional components necessary for the effective instruction of ELs

    1.The SEI program requires grade-level content taught by SEI-endorsed core academic teachers using strategies to scaffold and differentiate instruction.  Sheltered English Instruction is intended to make instruction in academic content areas, delivered in English, more comprehensible to ELL students.

    2.ESL, taught by ESL certified teachers, includes direct ESL-instruction tailored to student’s level of English proficiency, separate from core-content instruction. ESL instruction addresses the listening, speaking, reading and writing standards contained in the WIDA Instructional Framework for the English Language Development Standards.

    The language development of EL students is the responsibility of both ESL and general education teachers.