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English Learners

The English Language (EL) program in District 191 is an education program for the instruction of students of limited English proficiency in the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The program provides appropriate English language instruction to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn to speak and use English.

EL programming aligns with the mission and vision of District 191, outlined in the One91 Strategic Roadmap, the Minnesota Department of Education and the Guiding Principles of Language Development of WIDA (World-class Instruction Design and Assessment). 

District 191 serves students in the English Learner Program according to their grade levels, English proficiency levels in all four domains (as determined by the WIDA Screener, W-APT, or ACCESS), prior school records and assessment history, feedback from previous teachers, best practice research and the program model.


Harriet Bishop Elementary