ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL)
Collinsville Unit 10 School District provides Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) and Transitional Programs of Instruction (TPI) to eligible students within the district. The program employs ten full time certified professionals, as teachers and tutors, to work with students in grades Pre- K-12. At this time, we have over 400 students throughout our district enrolled in the ELL program. In addition, three full time translators are employed to assist our bilingual families. Any family requiring the assistance of a translator to communicate with Unit 10 staff, may contact their school office.
Students are given the WIDA ACCESS PLACEMENT TEST (W-APT), the MODEL or the Pre-IPT to determine their eligibility in the program. These tests assess oral proficiency, listening proficiency, reading and writing proficiency. Parents of eligible students are notified of program enrollment annually.
All K-12 students enrolled in the program, as well as those who have not previously scored proficient, are required to take the State administered ACCESS test annually. ACCESS for ELLsa is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English language learners' social and academic proficiency in English. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the school context across the four language domains. The results give parents, teacher and schools one measure of student learning and school performance. PARCC is administered to all English Language Learners in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and highschool students in English III and Algebra II. Testing accommodations are available to all students who take these exams as appropriate.