The ELL program at Skyline High School is for students who are learning English alongside high school academic content. Assistant Principal Alberta Britton has overseen the program since its inception in September 2014. Among the duties of the ELL teacher are "pushing in" to students academic classes, teaching a "sheltered English" class for ELLs, testing and monitoring students' progress, and contacting families about students' placements and progress in academic classes.
Data for the 2014-15 School Year
Here is some data showing the growth in reading scores of ELL students who attended Skyline during the 2014-15 school year. The shaded area of the graph shows the time that Skyline has had an ELL teacher.
For some English Language Learners, we have longitudinal data. These are students were at Skyline for the 2014-15 school year and who have been in the district for two years or more. The chart below shows these students' average GPAs, which increased.
For other English Language Learners, we only have data for 2014-15. Their GPAs were consistent throughout the school year.
In Spring of 2015, ELL students took the WIDA test. It is scored from 0 to 6. Below is an explanation of the scores, and a graph showing Skyline ELLs' improvement from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015.