ELD Program Philosophy:
The English Language Development Program’s priority is to assure equity and excellence in education promoting high-quality instruction for English Learners (EL) leading to college and career readiness. This includes addressing the unique needs of students from linguistically and culturally diverse background to help them achieve high content and performance standards and to provide a meaningful opportunity to participate in the Mead School District Community.
EL students are assessed annually by the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA). Student assessment data is carefully analyzed and monitored. The assessment scores are sent to both the parents and the classroom/content area teachers along with a description of proficiency levels.