Brandywine School District provides language and academic support services to students who are limited in their ability to speak, read, and write in English.
English Language Learners (ELLs) are identified through a Home Language Survey and the WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) ™more aptly known as a screening tool that is administered shortly after registration in a Brandywine School District school. This entry test determines eligibility and English Language Proficiency Levels (ELP) for each new ELL student.
In Brandywine School District, ELL students are provided services in an inclusion/push-in model. This program is an immersion in English, with tutor support. Each school in the Brandywine School District is assigned anELL tutor to work with ELL students within each building.
Brandywine School District currently serves approximately 415 ELL students through a variety of instructional strategies that includes direct language instructional in listening, speaking reading and writing, small group teaching, and regular classroom assistance.