District

Welcome to Upper Perkiomen School District

Academics

21st Century Education

Departments

District Wide Departments

Parents

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Community

Horseback riding in Green Lane Park

School Board

All Board and Workshop meetings are held at the Education Center - 2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg.

Program Goals and Objectives

The primary goal of the ELD Program is to increase the English language proficiency of limited English proficient students so that they can meet state and district academic standards. Our program increases the students’ English language proficiency so that they can fully and successfully participate in all mainstreamed classes as well as communicate in real world situations. To meet these goals, the program implements the use of techniques, methodology, and special curriculum designed to teach ELs explicitly about the English language, including the academic vocabulary needed to access content instruction, and to develop their English language proficiency in all four language domains (i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing). The objectives of English instruction are in the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English, so that English Learner Students (ELs) can communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting and to increase English language skills so that ELs can communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success.

The goals of the English Language Development Program at Upper Perkiomen School District follows the Five WIDA ELD Standards. These five language proficiency standards include both social and academic uses of the language students must acquire for success in and beyond the classroom. The English language proficiency goals and standards are as follows:

Standard 1: English language learners communicate for social, intercultural, and instructional purposes within the school setting.

Standard 2: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the area of language arts.

Standard 3: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the area of mathematics.

Standard 4: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the area of science.

Standard 5: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the area of social studies.


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