Department of English Learners
69 Draper Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
- Cedar Hill Elementary
35 Red Chimney Dr.
- Park Elementary
40 Asylum Road
- Oakland Beach Elementary
383 Oakland Beach Ave.
- Scott Elementary
833 Centerville Rd.
- Robertson Elementary
70 Nausauket Rd.
- Winman Middle School
575 Centerville Rd.
- Warwick Veterans Middle School
2401 West shore Road
- Toll Gate High School
575 Centerville Rd.
Grades 9 – 12
1. Three criteria must be met to exit:
- Literacy composite score of ≥ 4.5
- Comprehension Composite score of ≥ 5.0 OR
- A score of PROFICIENT on the annual RI Reading Test ACCESS for ELLS Overall Score of ≥ 4.5
2. Any three of the following:
- Passing grades in content classes
- ESL teacher recommendation
- Two general education teacher recommendations
- Three writing samples demonstrating skill not more than one year below grade level
- Score on a district reading assessment not more than one year below grade level as defined by the publisher or the district
3. The child is in grades 1-12
- Kindergarteners are not eligible for exit
Registration forms are completed at Central Registration.
- Office staff reviews the Home Language Survey.
- If a language other than English is indicated on the Home Language Survey, a referral is made to the EL Department
- A parent interview is conducted
- If necessary, an appointment is made to administer the W-APT (assessment of English language proficiency)
- W-APT results are reviewed, along with records from the previous school
- An additional reading assessment may be administered
- Qualification for the EL program is determined and consent for the program is discussed with the parent
Levels of English Language Proficiency
THE Warwick School System SHALL:
- Cedar Hill – 8:45 – 2:55
- Oakland Beach – 8:10 – 2:20
- Park – 8:00 – 2:10
- Robertson – 8:05 – 2:15
- Scott – 8:45 – 2:55
Winman Middle School (7:55 AM – 2:20 PM) and Warwick Veterans Middle School (8:00 AM – 2:25 PM)
Winman and Warwick Veterans daily schedules offer 7 periods per day. EL students are placed in one, two, or three periods of ESL depending on their W-APT intake test results. In addition, students attend regular education classes for math, science, physical education, music, health, art , technology, and possibly social studies and foreign language. The ESL teacher provides in-class support during academic classes when her schedule allows.
Toll Gate High School
7:24 AM – 1:51 PM
Toll Gate’s schedule offers 7 periods, but only six of those classes meet each day. EL students are placed in one period of ESL per day, depending on their needs. Students attend regular education classes for all of their academic classes, including English, math, science, and social studies, as well as their other classes such as physical education, technology, and art. The ESL teacher provides in-class support during academic classes when her schedule allows.
What happens in ESL classes at the secondary level?
Students work on improving proficiency in the four domains of English: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. During one of their ESL classes at Winman, Entering and Emerging Level students also work on challenging common core English Language Arts class work, such as reading in various genres, studying literary elements, grammar conventions, and vocabulary; it serves as their academic English class.