Riverside School District English as a Second Language Program

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    The ESL Program at Riverside School District is designed for those students who qualify for support with American English language skills along with acculturation skills when necessary.  Students are identified via the Home Language Survey and are then screened with PDE's mandated WIDA Aptitute Placement Test (W-APT) to determine if ESL service are needed.  Those who are in the ESL Program also are assessed annually with WIDA ACCESS for ELLS, the PED-required test of English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  When in the program, students are seen by the district ESL Specialist either in their classrooms or are pulled out to work with the ESL Specialist at an appropriate time within the school day.  How often and how long students are seen is determined by proficiency level and students' classroom schedules.  The ESL Specialist also works closely with teachers and many others across the district to help provide a positvie and comfortable schooling environment for ESL students.

     

    RESOURCES

    WEB SITES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

    CAN DO DESCRIPTORS GRADES 1-2

    CAN DO DESCRIPTORS GRADES 3-5

    CAN DO DESCRIPTORS GRADES 6-8

    CAN DO DESCRIPTORS GRADES 9-12

    LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE DEFINITIONS

  • STAFF

    Mrs. Petrucci 

    Riverside Jr Sr High School

    kpetrucci@riversidesd.com

     

    Mrs. Jones

    Riverside Elementary West

    Riverside Elementary East

    hjones@riversidesd.com

     

    Mr. Scott Pentasuglio, Director of Compliance

    ESL Title III Coordinator

    300 Davis Street, Taylor, PA 18517

    570-562-2121 X 4446