The mission of the Murray City School District ESL/ELL program is to ensure that each second language learner develops linguistically, academically, and cognitively within a social and culturally supportive environment. Student's English language proficiency is measured using the WIDA English Language Proficiency Assessment. The Murray School District will notify the parent/guardian of a student’s placement in an alternative language program. Letters will be mailed to the student’s home upon determination of a student’s eligibility for English language services from the local ELL staff.
If results indicate eligibility, students are placed in ESL class/classes designed to provide support in core content areas as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening. Instruction is provided by ESL endorsed teachers using WIDA ELD standards.
All programs include teaching strategies used to differentiate for each student’s level of English language proficiency. The expectations for the English language learners (ELs) are to fully transition into mainstream classes, meet appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion, and to graduate from high school at the same rate as mainstream students.
ALS: Alternative Language Services
ELL: English Language Learner
ESL: English as a Second Language
Questions or Concerns?
District ESL Director
801-264-7400 Extension 5019
K-12 Family Support Advocate
801-264-7434 Extension 5811