English Language Learner (ELL) Program Staff
Ellen Kaje, Ph.D. - Director of Title I/LAP, ELL and Highly Capable Programs
Grace Waylen - ELL Specialist
Julie Kang, Ph.D. - Parent Academic Liaison
Pamela Kinnaird - High School Immigrant Family Liaison
Lynn Ashenbrener - Student Services Specialist
ELL Department Phone: (206) 393-4117
ELL Department Fax: (206) 393-4219
Parent Academic Liaison Webpage - Information for educators and community providers
High School Immigrant Family Liaision Webpage - Information for families
Students in Shoreline
We are a diverse school district serving students who speak more than 70 different languages at home, with approximately 29% of our students qualifying for free/reduced lunch K-12. While our ELL program comprises 6% of our district population, more than 20% of our students speak a different language at home. Currently our top languages are Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, and Tagalog. We value each student's native language and culture and the richness this diversity brings our school community. Because of our large variety of languages, Shoreline's ELL program uses English as the language of instruction.
ELL Program Description
The Shoreline School District offers an English Language Learners (ELL) program for students of limited English proficiency. The primary purpose of the ELL program is to provide students with an educational environment that gives them the best opportunity for success. The district’s K-12 program is designed to develop competency in English as rapidly as possible in order to provide a language base for the regular curriculum. The program focuses on developing oral proficiency with the integration of reading and writing as the student progresses through the various stages involved in learning a new language.
Access to the ELL program is determined by a student’s score on the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA-Placement), upon entry into school. Students who score as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced qualify for ELL services. ELL Centers, located in 5 of our 9 elementary schools, have teachers trained in ELL methodology who provide specialized instruction to students. Our elementary schools with ELL programs are: Briarcrest, Echo Lake, Lake Forest Park, Meridian Park, and Parkwood Elementaries. In the elementary schools, both pull-out and in-class models of instruction are used. In the secondary schools, instruction is provided through ELL classes and sheltered content courses. In accordance with state law, students exit from ELL when they score as Transitional on the WELPA.
For more information about Shoreline's ELL program, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the Documents section of this website.
Please see the Documents link for ELL writing checklists, for use with English learners at all different language proficiency levels, in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. You will also find 10 quick and easy classroom tips to support instruction for English learners in the classroom.
The “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act requires parents of English language learners (ELLs) participating in Washington’s Transitional Bilingual Instructional Programs (TBIP) and/or Title III programs to be notified each year of Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) for the school district. The state of Washington did not notify the district of our AMAO results for years 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, and the 2006-07 until February 26, 2008.
Below is a description of each AMAO target:
AMAO-1: Annual increases in the number or percentage of children making progress in learning English.
AMAO-2: Annual increases in the number or percentage of children attaining English proficiency.
AMAO-3: The number or percentage of ELL students meeting AYP targets in reading and math on the WASL.
La Ley que Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás (NCLB, por sus siglas en ingles) requiere que notifiquemos cada año a los padres de estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma (ELL) que participan en los programas de Educación Bilingüe de Transición del estado de Washington (TBIP, por sus siglas en ingles) y/o Título III, de los Objetivos Medibles Anuales de Logros Académicos (AMAO, por sus siglas en ingles) del distrito escolar. El estado de Washington no notificó al distrito de los resultados de AMAO para los años 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 y 2006-07 hasta el 26 de Febrero de 2008.
Abajo está la descripción de cada meta de los AMAO:
AMAO-1: Incrementos anuales en el número ó porcentaje de niños progresando en aprender inglés.
AMAO-2: Incrementos anuales en el número ó porcentaje de niños logrando dominio del inglés.
AMAO-3: El número ó porcentaje de estudiantes ELL cumpliendo metas de Progreso Anual Adecuado (AYP, por sus siglas en ingles) en lectura y matemáticas en la Evaluación del Aprendizaje de los Estudiantes de Washington (WASL, por sus siglas en ingles).
Shoreline made AMAO-1 and AMAO-2, but missed AMAO-3 for the 2008-09 school year.
Here you will find links to Bilingual Resources, Community Resources, Instruction for ELLs, Washington State-OSPI, Second Language Acquisition, and Shoreline's ELL teachers by building.
Teachers, please visit our GLAD resource page at http://learn.shorelineschools.org/spec/eglad/index.php