English Language Learner (ELL) Services
Over 100 Kenny students identify as English Language Learners with first languages that include Bengali, Arabic, Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese and others, our ELLs and their families bring knowledge, skills and diverse cultural and linguistic perspectives to our school community.
ELL students receive a combination of pull-out and push-in ESL supports based on each students’ individual English Language proficiency.
Students who are identified as Level 1, 2 or 3 receive pull-out ESL services during core-content blocks. Students who are identified as Level 4 or 5 receive embedded and/or push-in ESL services during core-content blocks and with pull-out support if needed.
Every winter, all ELLs take the mandatory ACCESS test. The test scores are used to assign English Language Development (ELD) levels, chart each student's progress and to assess the efficacy of our ELL program.