Mayfield City School District English Language Development Introduction

Mayfield City Schools serves approximately 175 ELL students.  These students represent 32 languages.    Who are our ELL students?  A student who is English Language Learner (ELL) or Limited English Proficient (LEP) and is between the ages of 3 and 21; enrolled in an elementary or secondary school; has a native/home language other than English, whether born in the U.S. or another country and has difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding English.  Students who are ELL may be not perform well enough in class or on state tests to meet expected state standards of achievement until intervention with English instruction, modifications and accommodations are utilized.

ELL services are provided in each building in order that we meet the diversified educational and cultural needs of students who are learning English as a second language.  We provide instruction in the English Language in the four domains.  These domains are  listening, speaking, reading and writing.   Appropriate modifications and accommodations in the students general education classes are also provided. 

ELL instruction is provided by certified teachers in each building:

Sarah Levinson  – Mayfield High School/Mayfield Middle School –

Dana Stapleton  – Center Elementary

Debbie Wollaeger –  Lander Elementary –

Trevor Russo – Millridge Elementary and Gates Mills Elementary –

Instruction can be provided as a pull out or push in service. 

Pull Out:  At all levels students are seen individually or in small groups to receive direct instruction in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  These are referred to the four domains of the English Language.

Push In:  All ELL students are in a general education classroom.  There may be classes that are co taught and may have two teachers and/or a paraprofessional, to support the needs of all students.  At the secondary level, there are scheduled opportunities for academic support classes or learning labs to assist students with their academics. 

Middle School Immersion:  For students who have not received a composite score of 3 in Reading and Writing.  Each Students is monitored individually.

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