Once a student attains a composite score of 5, they are no longer considered to be LEP and are exited from the ESL program. If a student attains a composite score of 4, they are considered to be proficient enough in English to enter into a trial-mainstream status, and their progress is monitored by an ESL Teacher. During this period, they must show evidence of academic success, and they must take the OTELA and receive another composite score of 4 or 5. Once they are able to do this, they will be “exited” from the program and are no longer considered to be LEP.
Students who “exit” the ESL program will continue to be monitored for 2 academic school years by ESL staff members to ensure their success in the classroom.
* Students with OTELA scores of 4 or 5 in the 2nd grade will enter into trial mainstream status starting in their 3rd-grade year. ESL students can not exit from the ESL program until the end of their 3rd grade year.