English Learners

English Learner Education

Welcome to Wayland Public School's EL page. Here you will find links to helpful, educational websites and games.  You will also find information on how to support your English Learner both at home and in school. What is EL? EL stands for English Learner.  All students enrolled in an English educational system whose first language is not English is an English Learner.

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Tiered Focused Monitoring
Press Release 2023-2024 School Year

During the week of May 13th, 2024 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE’s) Office of Language Acquisition (OLA) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Wayland Public Schools. The Office of Language Acquisition reviews each district’s and charter school’s English Learner Education program every six years to monitor compliance with federal and state English learner education laws and regulations. Areas of review will include English learners’ student assessments, identification of English learners; what programs English learners are placed in, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, licensure requirements for faculty, staff and administration, program plans, and evaluation and record keeping.

In addition to an onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The district will send a survey to the parents of students whose records the review team examines. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s English learner education program. Survey results will be reviewed by OLA and they will contribute to the monitoring report.

Parents and other individuals may call Samantha Kodak, Office of Language Acquisition Review Chairperson, at (781) 338- 3561 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, DESE will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days of the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the Wayland Public Schools with a report with information about areas in which the Wayland Public Schools meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the Wayland Public Schools requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The report will be available to the public at https://www.doe.mass.edu/ele/cpr/. 

For questions regarding Wayland’s English Learner Education Program please contact Cristina Sandza-Donovan, EL Coordinator, [email protected]

Justine Ferguson: ELL Teacher Assistant:   

[email protected]@wayland.k12.ma.us

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