Purpose of Indicator
To determine if students who are non- native-English speakers are meeting growth targets to learn the English Language
What This Means
How non-English speaking students are progressing in learning English.
What makes up the indicator that leads to a Rating
Scores from the ACCESS assessment, which has scores in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Something To Think About
If there are fewer than 20 English language learners in a school, then schools are NOT rated on this indicator.
Key Message: If you heard nothing else, hear this:
#1: Non-native speakers will continue to grow as a population in our state. It’s important to recognize the unique learning needs of non-native speakers.
#2: Did you know that South Carolina has one of the fastest growing populations of Hispanics in the country? Important indicator for the future.