English Language Learners
NPSD’s English Language Learner program supports students who speak other languages, are learning English, and who may have recently moved to the United States.
- Federal regulations mandate that schools assess English language learners each year in grades K-12.
- Rhode Island is a member of WIDA, a multi-state partnership that has created an English language proficiency test called: ACCESS for ELs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication State to State for English Learners).
- ACCESS for ELs is administered each year to any student who is receiving EL support and/or any ELL student who has been waived from EL programming. The ACCESS scores are used to determine the ELL students’ proficiency levels and progress in English language acquisition.
- Scores are used to drive instruction and services for the next school year and provide important data that enhances instruction and learning in supports for ELs.
- When an EL student reaches English proficiency determined by the ACCESS score and other exit criteria, he/she will exit the ELL program and be monitored for two years by an ELL specialist.
Please review our ELL program brochure (see below).
For further questions, please contact:
Enid Jackson, ELL Administrator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 401.233.1100.
ELL specialists are located at:
Centredale Elementary School (grades K-5)
Greystone Elementary School (grades K-5)
McGuire Elementary School (grades K-5)
Stephen Olney Elementary (grades K)
Dr. E. A. Ricci Middle School (grades 6-8)
Birchwood Middle School (grades 6-8)
North Providence High School (grades 9-12)
North Providence School Department
2240 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, Rhode Island 02911