Support for English Language Learners
TEC Connections Academy (TECCA) is committed to upholding a policy of educational equality. TECCA does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of ethnic group identification/ethnicity, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or age in the admission to or participation in any of Connections Academy’s educational programs and activities. TECCA welcomes Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and is committed to providing an education program to help these students meet the same high standards as native English speakers do. All enrolling students complete a Home Language Survey. TECCA uses responses to this survey to identify LEP students. Students are then screened using the WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) to determine their English proficiency level and to assist in the crafting of an individual instructional plan in cooperation with TECCA’s Language Acquisition Committee (LAC).
Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act states that all LEP students not only must attain English proficiency but also must simultaneously meet the same academic standards as their English-speaking peers in all content areas. To meet this goal, TECCA provides English Language Learners (ELLs) with curriculum support and instruction based on assessed language proficiency levels to develop ELLs’ listening, speaking, and language skills as well as their literacy skills. ELLs are provided with additional support through direct sheltered instruction in the virtual classroom and with supplementary instructional support programs as determined by the LAC and a student’s English proficiency level. Finally, ELLs are assessed annually using the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs. This instrument is used to measure progress in language acquisition.
For additional English Language Learners information please call 774-315-5123 Ext. 361.