The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is for non-native English speaking students who need extra support in order to achieve success and reach their potential in content area classes. Upon registering for Kadena Middle School, all students are screened to determine if assessment is necessary. After initial assessment and records review, the ESL student team; consisting of the ESL teacher, classroom teachers, counselors, and parents all work together to determine the best educational plan for the incoming student.
An updated leveling system for ESL students was implemented in the 2012-2013 school year.
We now recognize and identify students into one of 5 ESL levels.
These levels are determined based on Language Assessment System (LAS) Links assessment, TerraNova scores, and teacher input/consideration.When a student is fully proficient based on the Language Assessment System (LAS), Links Assessment as well as scoring above the 50th percentile in all areas of the TerraNova Exam, they are exited from the program.
The objectives of the ESL program are as follows:
Find out more about each area of Curriculum on the DoDEA Headquarters website:
Find out more about the different programs offered in DoDEA's curriculum on our Headquarters' website: