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Welcome to North Lamar ISDEnglish as a Second Language Program Site
North Lamar ISD Vision
Purpose of the ESL Program
The ESL program emphasizes the mastery of English language skills, as well as, mastery of mathematics, science, and social studies content, using research based methodologies appropriate for second language acquisition.
North Lamar ISD ESL Mission Statement
The mission of North Lamar ISD's English as a Second Language Program is to meet the diverse educational and linguistic needs of all ELL students and ensure that they have a knowledge and skills necessary to lead productive lives as respectful, contributing citizens in our diverse society; as well as empower teachers and students through the alignment, equity and consistent implementation of ESL best practices.
Special Programs Bilingual - ESL Education
Academic Achievement Promotion and Retention
Special Education ARD and IEP
Bilingual - ESL
State Assessment ELL - LEP students
North Lamar ISD ESL Program Goals
North Lamar I.S.D.'s administration and staff are dedicated to serving the needs of all students who qualify for the ESL program. In order to assure these students' needs are met, NLISD will continue having the NLISD ESL Coordinator and Instructional Coaches, in conjunction with Region 8 ESC consultants, train NLISD's teachers and principals to utilize ESL teaching strategies and implement the NLISD ESL program. Trainings of this nature will help the regular classroom teachers understand the cognitive, linguistic, and cultural needs of their students.
TELPAS Rater Manual
2017-2018 Holistic Rating Training Requirement
Proficiency Level Descriptors
Annotated Examples of Student Writing
TExES 154 ESL Supplemental Preparation Manual
ESL TExES 154 Domain Breakdown More information about competencies can be found in the manual above
Test at a Glance
Study Tips for taking a Certification Test
The website to order the above book is
Below is a specific link to quizlet.com that offers flash cards for the certification test.
ESL Certification Prep-ESL TExes 154
Region 8-Effective Early Childhood Instruction for the Young English Learner
Region 8-Best Practices for ELLs
Region 8-Teaching Social Studies to ELLs
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