MFUSD English Language Learner Program
The Milton-Freewater Unified School District serves between 300 and 350 English learner students each year. The supports and services provided to our English learner students fall under the federal and state guidelines for Title III.
The goal of our EL program is for students to attain proficiency in all four domains of the English language: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening. Our EL program provides supplemental instruction in English Language Development (the appropriate use and mechanics of the English language as well as academic vocabulary development).
In order to be eligible for EL support services, students must have a primary language other than English and not yet be proficient in English. All students who have a primary language other than English are screened for English proficiency. Once a student is determined eligible for EL services, parents are notified and have the option of withdrawing their child from services.
All EL students take the statewide English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21) each spring to measure proficiency in English.
When a student attains proficiency in the English language, he or she is exited from the EL program. After exiting from the program, students' academic progress is monitored for four years.
If you have any questions about the district's EL program, please contact the MFUSD District office at: 541-938-3551.