Wednesday, June 28, 2017
265 East Park St.
Alamo, TN 38001
Phone: 731-696-5515
Fax: 731-696-2541
Federal Definition of an Immigrant Student
 

The term "immigrant children and youth," which is defined in section 3301(6) of Title III, refers to individuals who: (A) are aged 3 through 21; (B) were not born in any State; and (C) have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years.

Federal Definition of a Limited English Proficient Student
 

The term 'limited English proficient', when used with respect to an individual, means an individual—
(A) who is aged 3 through 21;
(B) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;
(C)(i) who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English;
(ii)(I) who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and
(II) who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiency; or
(iii) 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
(D) whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual—
(i) the ability to meet the State's proficient level of achievement on State assessments described in section 1111(b)(3);
(ii) the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
(iii) the opportunity to participate fully in society.

TITLE III—LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT AND IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

Plan for hiring EL Teachers 

The following plan has been established for evaluating EL teacher’s English language skill in all four domains.  All of the following critera must be met to be eligible for hire.

Writing: Applicants are asked to write a paper at least one page in length about their philosophy of education at the interview.

Speaking: Checklist used during interview.

Listening: Determined by answering questions during an interview appropriately and on topic.

Reading: Correct information on the application as well as scores from any of the following:  Praxis I, Praxis II, GRE, etc.