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    Quick reminder: Students who attend in-person learning will receive a breakfast and lunch meal before they leave school on Friday afternoon. The meals are for Monday’s virtual learning day so there is less food deficiency throughout the county.

    In addition, TCSS buses will be rolling into communities Monday to distribute meals for kids 18 and younger. There will be enough meals for five days. Those receiving meals do not have to be TCSS students. Meals are available to each young person in the community. The bus route delivery sites are available here.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages Last Updated: 9/8/2020 5:21 PM



Dr. Jacqueline Jones, Title III Coordinator

Bonnie Bendelius, ESOL Teacher

Chelsea Walker-Griner, ESOL Teacher

Gina Bartlett, ESOL Teacher

Larry Ninas, ESOL Teacher

Myung "Silk Lee" Kim, ESOL Teacher

Wendy Aldridge, ESOL Teacher

Yasuko Kobayashi, ESOL Teacher





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What's Happening in the World of ESOL? 

Congratulations Mrs. Wendy Aldridge, an ESOL teacher at Ethel W. Kight Elementary, for being named a 2020 Exemplary ESOL Teacher by the Georgia Department of Education! 

The ESOL Department welcomes Ms. Bonnie Bendelius!  

Exemplary teacher

Summer ESOL Academy

June 2020, ESOL students participated in a Summer Academy.  Sessions were held virtually as well as face to face.  

The ESOL Academy staff used a strength based curriculum model to build children’s literacy and resilience skills side by side. The ESOL Academy focused on 7 strengths: Belonging, Curiosity, Kindness, Friendship, Confidence, Courage, and Hope. These core ideas center literacy learning around children’s own stories and connect reading and writing experiences back to students’ own lives. By valuing and celebrating each child’s strengths and stories, the curriculum improves social-emotional development. This is essential for making the students feel fully ready for success in school and healthy relationships, and builds engagement with a supportive community of readers and writers. 


                                                                 Mrs. Silk Lee (Franklin Forest Elementary)

Mrs. Lee uses Zoom and Google Meet to keep her students actively engaged during ESOL Summer Academy 2020 Virtual Learning.

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Callaway Elementary 

Mrs. Walker shared a few activities students completed.  2nd and 3rd graders completed a Diamond Poem For Mother's Day, and also had goals to complete their 2 minute multiplication test to prepare for the upcoming school year. Kindergarten student, Taeyeon Kim learned to ride her bike with no training wheels, which she shared with the class. Mrs. Walker also shares a picture of her last zoom meeting with some of her students from the last week of school .

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Callaway and Clearview Elementary 

Mrs. Walker's 1st and 4th grade students share their weather pictures and a vocabulary lesson during quarantine. Mrs. Walker also shares one of her weekly zoom meetings with her students.

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                                   Mrs. Aldridge 2019-2020 School Year:




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Kennesaw State 18th Annual ESOL Conference 2020

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  • Title I ESEA requirement (1111(b)(2)(G)(i) that ALL English Learners must be annually assessed on their English proficiency.  As you know, English learners in Georgia are currently being administered the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 through March 8th.
  • Exceeds the requirements stipulated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 and is used to measure and report growth in a manner consistent with the need for fulfilling these requirements.
  • Generates results that serve as one criterion to aid in determining when ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support and on state academic content tests without accommodations.
  • Provides districts with information that will aid in evaluating the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
  • Identifies the ELP levels of students with respect to the WIDA ELP Standards' levels 1-6.
  • Provides information that can be used to enhance instruction and learning for ELLs.


Monitoring Forms 2020- 2021

Per State and Federal guidelines, we are required to monitor the English language development and academic progress of ESOL students who have been exited from the ESOL Program (for two years).

Additionally, TCSS ESOL will use these monitoring forms to document the progress of students who are receiving ESOL support services on a consultative basis, students whose parents have refused services and ESOL students whose progress needs to be closely monitored. Teachers are also encouraged to use these forms as a method of gathering classroom performance data on other ESOL students for RTI, parent-teacher conferences or IEP meetings.



Kindergarten WIDA Can Do Descriptors

1st-2nd WIDA Can Do Descriptors

3rd-5th WIDA Can Do Descriptors

6th-8th WIDA Can Do Descriptors

9th-12th WIDA Can Do Descriptors

Grades PreK-5 English Language Proficiency Standards

Grades 6-12 English Language Proficiency Standards


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ACCESS Information

ACCESS for ELs 2.0

Purpose and Use of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

  • Help students understand their current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.
  • Serve as one of multiple measures used to determine those students prepared to exit English language support programs.
  • Provide teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.
  • Provide districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
  • Meet federal requirements, such as Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives 1 and 2, for the monitoring of ELLs' progress toward English language proficiency.


As with ACCESS for ELLs, the tasks on the new summative assessment will attempt to replicate the kinds of communicative situations (and the language needed to be processed or produced within them) that might be encountered in different school contexts. Each assessment item and task will target at least one of the five WIDA ELD Standards:

  • Social and Instructional Language
  • Language of Language Arts
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Language of Science
  • Language of Social Studies

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will continue to assess each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing separately.











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