English Language Learners - Testing Letters
The Illinois State Board of education has drafted several documents that districts may download and use for communicating to a variety of constituencies about the change in testing for our English Language Learners. These documents are meant to assist districts in communicating with the public and they may be used in any way administrators see fit. The letters are as follows:
ELL Parent Letter—This is a letter from Supt. Koch that districts may download and send to ELL parents. This letter has been translated into the top ten languages used in Illinois schools.
ELL Community Letter—This letter can be easily modified by districts and is intended to be sent by a local administrator. It may be printed out or sent via mail or e-mail directly to members of the community. It could also be included in a newsletter.
ELL Letter to the Editor —This is a letter that local districts could easily modify and send to their local newspapers. This is also intended to be sent by a local administrator. Please modify appropriately to reflect local issues.
ELL Test Results Talking Points —These are talking points that local school officials may use as a basis as they answer questions from media and the community.
(Note: In order to view some of the languages, it is necessary to download the Asian fonts pack from Adobe Acrobat's website at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/acrrasianfontpack.html.)