We hope you find this page useful. You will find information regarding the ESOL program, the Florida Consent Decree, resources for English practice, cultural support, and information about parent involvement. Please contact us if you need support at home or school.
Helping Your Child Read, Write and Communicate
There are many resources to help parents assist their children at home with reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. The following resources are available in Spanish and English and can be adapted for other languages as well. We encourage parents to read, sing, write, and engage their children at home both in their native language, as well as the second language in which they may be learning. Remember to encourage your child every day!
“But What if I Don’t Know English”
“But What if I Don’t Know English”(Spanish)
Florida State Standards and WIDA Standards
The Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) include the English Language Arts standards in grades K-12 as well as the content-area literacy standards for middle school and high school instruction in the following content areas: history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.
The WIDA English Language Development Standards were adopted by Florida in June, 2014. The English Language Development Standards are organized into the following four domains and six proficiency levels:
• Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
• Six language proficiency levels: 1-Entering, 2-Beginning, 3-Developing, 4-Expanding,
5-Bridging, and 6-Reaching
• Five grade-level clusters: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12.
To find more information on these standards please visit the site listed below.
ESOL Testing Accommodations