Programs for English Learners (ELs) in Robertson County Schools strive to enable students of limited English proficiency to develop the linguistic, cognitive, cultural, and self-concept skills necessary for success in our schools and beyond. Qualifying ELs are serviced daily. Classes consist of pull-out, push-in, and/or sheltered instruction; many schools have after-school programs as well.
Our English Learners bring to Robertson County Schools a wealth of cultural diversity and a variety of languages, including Spanish, Kurdish, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Gujarati, Dutch, Romanian, French, Creole, Romanian, Tagalog, and Akateko.
The links to the left include a directory of EL teachers and support staff, instructions on how to access your EL child's online myOn Reader account, and other helpful resources. We will continue to develop the information on this site in the coming months. In the meantime, if you have questions, suggestions, or needs, you are welcome to contact your child's EL teacher or the EL Coordinator for assistance.
The English as a Second Language Placement document below explains service times for English Learners. When a student's Home Language Survey indicates a language other than English, the student is screened using the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT). The scores determine if the student qualifies as an English Learner and the minimum amount of service time required. Once a student qualifies as an EL, eligibility forms are completed and English Learner services begin. Students are assessed annually with the WIDA-ACCESS proficiency assessment; results are provided parents/guardians in the following school year and determine EL service time and status. Please refer to the document for further information.