English Learners

Our EL Program Model at Woodmoor is a combination of additional time and in-class support.  We offer:

  1. Morning Program 
  2. Lunch Bunch
  3. In-class support from an EL certificated teacher or para-educator (occurs during independent reading, writing, and/or math).

We test our incoming EL Kindergarten students in the spring before they start school and then conduct EL home visits in the summer to sign students up for our EL Morning Program. 

For district EL information, please see below.

English Language Development (ELD) services, in combination with general education, provides students (K-12) with linguistic development accessing grade level academic content as they acquire English language proficiency. Multilingual students who qualify for ELD services receive appropriately differentiated levels of direct services based on their language proficiency and grade level.


Annual English Language Assessments


Multilingual students who qualify for services in Northshore will soon take the annual WIDA Access English Language Proficiency Assessment or the WIDA Alternate Access Assessment for students that qualify based on their IEP. The State of Washington requires that students who are eligible for ELD services take an assessment yearly to measure students’ continuing progress in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. This includes students who are eligible but whose parents have refused services. Parents may still opt-out of services for the next school year if they wish.

WIDA testing will take place in-person and at school between Feb. 1, 2022 and March 25, 2022.

By fall of 2022, you will receive your student’s score report.  Please contact the ELD staff at your child’s school for more information.



Contact Information

Sarah Calloway Aksan

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