• Federal Programs

    Federal Programs: English Learners Case Manager

    Wasilla Middle School, Palmer Junior Middle School, Butte Elementary, American Charter Academy

     

    Kay Huxford

    kay.huxford@matsuk12.us

    907-707-9590

     

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District's EL Program is designed to enhance language proficiency for success in the classroom. 

     

    From the AK DEED:

     

    The term “limited English proficient,” when used with respect to an individual, means an individual

     

    who is aged 3 through 21;

     

    who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;

     

    who was not born in the United states or whose native language is a language other than English;

     

    who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas (Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or Northern Mariana Islands);

     

    and who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individuals level of English language proficiency;

     

    or who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant;

     

    AND

     

    whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual:

      • the ability to meet the state’s proficient level of achievement on the states assessments;
      • the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
      • the opportunity to participate fully in society.

     

     

    For general information about the WIDA annual assessment, ACCESS 2.0, used to determine students' language proficiency level, please visit:

     

    https://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS20.aspx