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Learning an additional language can be complicated and can take longer to master.  It may take some time for students to learn enough English for academic success.

Elementary to Secondary
​Multilingual Language Learners from the elementary panel planning to enter high school may need to be reassessed for ESL courses in high school.  ESL teachers from Markville will consult with elementary ESL teachers in order to decide on the best placement for a student.

ESL to regular English
Students who have completed the ESL program move on to regular English courses.  Each student meets with their ESL teacher for a recommendation on placement in a regular English class.

Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Once students transition from the ESL program into regular English, they will be required to write the Literacy test (OSSLT).  Students must pass the test in order to graduate from high school.  If a student is unsuccessful on the OSSLT, through consultation with school administrators, a student may be placed in an OLC course in order to meet graduation requirements.  Helpful resources and practice test material will be provided to all students as they prepare to write the OSSLT.  


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