• English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

     

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    Course name Prerequisites
    English ESOL I English Proficiency Assessment
    English ESOL II English Proficiency Assessment or ESOL I
    English ESOL III English Proficiency Assessment or ESOL II
    English ESOL IV English Proficiency Assessment or ESOL III
    Basic Reading and Writing I - II English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 1-2
    Basic Reading and Writing III -IV English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 3-4
    ESOL Study Skills I English Proficiency Assessment
    ESOL Study Skills II English Proficiency Assessment/Study Skills I or Teacher Recommendation
    ESOL Study Skills III English Proficiency Assessment/Study Skills II or Teacher Recommendation
    ESOL Study Skills IV English Proficiency Assessment/Study Skills III or Teacher Recommendation
    Communication Skills I English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 1-2
    Communication Skills II English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 1-2
    Reading and Writing in the Content Areas English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 1-2
    Oral Communications in the Content Areas English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3
    Writing in the Content Areas English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3
    Communication Skills in Math English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3
    Communication Skills in Science English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3
    Communication Skills in Social Studies English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3
    Reading and Writing in Science English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 3-4
    Reading and Writing in Social Studies English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3
    Academic Language of Science and Math English Proficiency Assessment - *CPL 2-3


    *CPL – Grade Level Composite Proficiency Level of English Proficiency based on ACCESS for ELLs or WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) scores.

    *ESOL courses listed for Core Credit are aligned with Georgia State Rule 160-4-2-48 high school graduation requirements for students enrolling in the ninth grade for the first time in the 2008-2009 school year and subsequent years. ESOL students must earn one unit of credit each for Ninth-Grade Literature and Composition and American Literature and Composition (AP or IB may be substituted).

    The elective series include “55 – Level” language support and acquisition courses (Communication Skills I, Communication Skills II, Reading and Listening in the Content Areas, Oral Communications in the Content Areas, and Writing in the Content Areas, Communication Skills in Math, Communication Skills in Science, Communication Skills in Social Studies, Reading and Writing in Science, Reading and Writing in Social Studies, and Academic Language of Science and Math). These courses, along with other elective courses are intended to give a basic level of support for English language acquisition.

    *ESOL students enrolled in high school who have completed ESOL II may be scheduled in ESOL III as an Elective, American Literature and ESOL IV to earn English/Language Arts credits required for graduation.

    ELL Coordinators, Counselors and ESOL Teachers should be aware that ESOL III may be offered for Core or Elective credit for students other than Ninth-Grade students entering high school Fall 2008 and subsequent years.

    Any of the core ELA courses may be taught in a sheltered class mode. The class must be composed solely of English Learners (eligible and participating in the ESOL program) and must be taught by a teacher who holds English Language Arts certification as well as either the ESOL Endorsement or ESOL (P-12) certification.

    Please review the scheduling recommendations in its Learning (ESOL K-12 Teachers Course→ESOL Program Guidance Folder or the School Leaders →ELL Coordinators Folder for the Forsyth School Administrator Guide for the ESOL Program).

    ESOL II and ESOL IV courses should include the appropriate course title when tied to core credit. ESOL II should be named ESOL II (10th Grade Literature and Composition) and ESOL IV (American Literature).

    A special report produced by the GA DOE, “Predicting English Language Learner Success in High School English Literature Courses” shows that ELs are likely to experience success in EOCT for Ninth Grade Literature and American Literature if their Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) is between 4.3-4.8 combined with a strong Reading proficiency score.

    Other ELA courses with a similar proficiency recommendation include: English literature and Composition – 23.05200, Tenth Grade Literature and Composition – 23.06200, and Multicultural Literature and Composition – 23.06700.