Rye City School District
English Language Learners (ELL) Program
The ELL program follows national, state, and local standards.
All incoming students who live in a home where a language other than English is spoken are tested with the LAB-R (Language Assessment Battery-Revised) upon admission to the district to determine eligibility for ELL services. Each spring, the NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) is administered to all ELL students to measure their progress and determine if a student is ready to exit the program.
Elementary school students leave their regular classrooms to learn English in small groups. English is the language used to deliver instruction. In the middle school and high school, ELL is scheduled for one period a day and the students are grouped according to grade level. These freestanding ELL programs are content-based and integrate language learning with academic content material. The ELL teachers work closely with the teachers in the mainstream classes to provide academic support.
Click here to open the ELL Handbook for Parents.