Title III - English as a Second Language
When students enroll in Brunswick County Schools, they are asked to complete a Home Language survey. The Federally-mandated document provides information regarding languages spoken by the student or in the home.
As of 2008-09 school year the WIDA ACCESS Placement Test, also referenced as the W-APT, is administered to all initially enrolled language minority students. This test functions as a screener that is used for the initial assessment and English as a Second Language (ESL) program placement of students who are identified as limited English proficient (LEP). The annual test, ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners), is designed to satisfy No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for Title III.
The ESL program provides English language instruction for students (pull-out, inclusion, or consultative). Students are tested annually as mandated by Federal Law. It is important that ESL students receive the same academic opportunities as students who are proficient in English.
Students of Limited English Proficiency have modified instruction and assessments geared to meet their needs. Brunswick County is committed to the success of all students.