About English Learners (EL)

Perry Township’s English Learners (EL) Program serves as an advocate for all language minority students. We are committed to fostering the acquisition of English language skills necessary for full transition into a regular academic program and participation in the total school community. We are dedicated to providing programs, practices, and services which reflect the changing educational and cultural needs of our students.

  • Over 4,800 English learners speaking multiple languages
  • Over 70 different languages are spoken in Perry Township

 

WIDA’s Language Proficiency Standards
The district’s EL Program uses the WIDA Language Proficiency Standards, aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards, as a guideline for teachers in content area classes. Details about WIDA are available by clicking the link above.

Further information about Indiana’s Academic Standards, provided by grade level, may be viewed at the Indiana Department of Education site listed below.
http://www.doe.in.gov/standards