Students who speak more than one language are in English Language Learners (ELL) class.
They study English in four areas:
Each year they take the Access for ELL’s English test. It’s very difficult and similar to the MCA’s except there are 4 separate tests.
Proficient students graduate from ELL class
Students who have an overall proficiency score of 4.5 or higher plus a 3.5 in at least 3 of the 4 domains are considered proficient in English and no longer require ELL classes. Proficient students graduate from ELL class.
This year we had about 16 graduates at VES. It’s a big accomplishment for them. It often takes 4 or more years to graduate.
Congratulations to the following VES students who graduated from ELL class!!! Here are some photos from the celebration on September 10, 2021: