Exit From Services

An ELL cannot be officially exited from language services until they have demonstrated proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. In terms of the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test, this typically means testing at a level six, but states determine their own unique exit criteria. At this point, the student is no longer be considered an ELL and will be exited from services. But while a former ELL no longer receives formal language services, schools are required to monitor that student's progress for at least two more years (though there are no additional Title III funds specifically designated for this purpose). The purpose of monitoring reclassified ELLs is to assure that they are able to access curricula to the same extent as their native English-speaking peers.