English as a Second Language (ESL): Grades K-8


Upon registration, students at English Language proficiency levels 1-4 qualify for English language learner services (ESL). In this model, students receive ESL instruction in a pull-out setting according to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) guidelines. Students are taught academic English through a standards-based ESL curriculum according to their language proficiency and grade level.

Annual English Assessment and Reclassification
Each school year, all English Learners (EL) take the ACCESS 2.0 assessment to determine English language proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Students may exit ESL services when they achieve a 4.2 overall score, as determined by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
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Location & Contact Information

Multilingual Learner (MLL) Programs Department
135 Berkshire Street, Cambridge, MA
Director: Beth Kershner
Clerk: Claudia Cossio Lopez

SEI Family Liaison: Mildrid Gedeon
SEI Teacher in Charge: Rejane Castro
CRLS SEI & International Center Teacher in Charge: Vera Duarte
EL Instructional Coach: Debbie Lee
EL Teacher in Charge: Carlos Loredo

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