English Language Development Programs offered at Nashville Public School District:
● ELD Push-in (ELD-PI): EL teachers or EL Instructional Assistants assisting the classroom teacher in providing English language development to English learners in the classroom helping ELs with comprehension, participation, and completion of classroom assignments. Instructional Assistants need to be under direct supervision of a certified teacher.
● ELD Pull-out (ELD-PO): ELs spend part of the day in a mainstream classroom, and are “pulled out” for a portion of the day to receive ELD instruction. Instruction is provided by EL teachers or EL Instructional Assistants working under the direct supervision of a certified teacher. The program targets specific English skills that are preventing students from fully participating in the mainstream classroom. EL students of similar proficiency and/or similar grade level are grouped for instruction. This approach is more common in elementary school settings.
● ELD Embedded (ELD-EM): ELs receive their ELD instruction during a mainstream content class by teachers embedding instruction in English language development.
● ELD Class Period (ELD-CP): ELs receive their ELD instruction during a regular class period and also receive course credit for the class. This approach is more common in middle schools and high schools.
● ELD Declined Services (ELD-DS): Declined services and not participating in an ELD Program Declined Services and not participating in an ELD program NOTE: Used only for students whose parents have declined the ELD program services.
Access to Core Content Program Models offered at Nashville Public School District:
● CCP Sheltered Instruction (CCP-SI): Teacher provides instruction that simultaneously introduces both language and content, using specialized techniques to accommodate ELs’ linguistic needs. Instruction focuses on the teaching of academic content rather than the English language itself, even though the acquisition of English may be one of the instructional goals. Some examples of sheltered instruction models may include SIOP, GLAD, SDAIE, and CM. Classes using a Sheltered Instruction approach can be designed exclusively for ELs or for a mixture of ELs and non-ELs.
● CCP Content Classes with Integrated Support (CCP: CC): This approach has content knowledge as the goal; teachers provide appropriate linguistic accommodations/supports so that English Learners may access the content.
● CCP Declined Services (CCP-DS): Declined services and not participating in an access to core content program Declined services and not participating in an access to core content program. NOTE: Used only for students whose parents/guardians have declined the access to core content program services.
The Nashville Public School District recognizes the individual need of each student. In the event that a student shows the need for services other than those listed above. We will work diligently to provide an individualized service plan for that student.