English Language Development Program
The Radnor Township School District’s English Language Development Program serves students whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the students’ achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards as per state regulation, 22 Pa. Code § 4.26.
As used here, the term "program" refers to planned English language development instruction by a qualified ESL teacher, and adaptations/modifications in the delivery of content instruction and assessments by all teachers based on students’ language proficiency levels and the Pennsylvania English Language Development Standards (PA ELDS) Framework for ELs as well as the Pennsylvania academic standards.
Contact the English Language Development teacher at your child's school or Assistant to the Superintendent, Teaching & Learning Dr. Shawn Dutkiewicz.
ACCESS for ELLs Assessment
ACCESS for ELLs is an English language proficiency test that measures
students’ academic English language skills.
- The ACCESS for ELLs is a state mandated assessment for all students
who are identified as English Learners (ELLs). ELLs take an English language proficiency test every year.
- Testing helps teachers understand whether students have the language skills they need to fully participate in the classroom. Your child’s teachers use ACCESS for ELLs test scores as they decide how best to teach your child.
- Test scores also help teachers track your child’s progress in learning academic English and help schools decide what English language support services to provide. You can use test information to advocate for your child at school.
Your child does not need to study for ACCESS for ELLs. The test is an
opportunity for students to demonstrate all the ways that they
understand and can communicate in English.