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English Language Learner Information

English Language Learners’ Information


The Tolland Public Schools emphasize the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of English Language Learners through both a push-in and pull out model.  The focus is on the learner being able to communicate in English. The Tolland Public Schools are committed to providing all English Language Learners with a high quality, academic education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners who can successfully compete in our global society.

Fun Facts about the TPS EL Students:

  • There are 15 different languages spoken by the students of the Tolland Public Schools
  • The TPS English Language Learner population is growing!  This provides us with a rich tapestry of culture and language

Process of Identifying English Language Learners (ELL)

If the Home Language Survey indicates that a language other than English is spoken in the home, two actions are taken

  1. Student is tested using the LAS Links Placement Test
  2. A review of student progress is conducted annually using the LAS Links (if the student is deemed EL)