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Welcome to the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

Welcome to the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

Welcome to the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

Welcome to the website of the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs (OMCP). This website represents our commitment to informing, connecting, and engaging with our staff, our families, and our communities by providing information and resources for all our stakeholders.

We hope that you will use this site often. Please feel free to share your questions, comments, and suggestions with us!     

Please be patient with us as our OMCP website is currently under construction. 

Announcements

Exiting
Many thanks to everyone that helped with the STAR and GRADE/GMADE testing!  All ELLs that met the exit criteria have been identified and this information is now updated in the School Computer Network (SCN).  Hyperlinked is information about the exit criteria.  Letters to families will be sent next week.  We will send a copy of this letter to schools.  Please be sure to put a copy of the letter in each student's data folder.

High School Applications
All students that wish to apply to a school outside of their neighborhood boundaries must complete an online application.  High school applications are due Friday, December 12 at 5:00 pm.  The online applications can be accessed here:http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/student-placement/school-selection-process

The following link has an FAQ with information about the application process.  The FAQ is available in 10 languages.  Please share this FAQ with your ELLs and their families:
https://webapps.philasd.org/tdm/search/any/wyxzFAQ#results

The LeGare Advocacy Process
The School District of Philadelphia is committed to providing all students with equal opportunities to participate in the High School Selection process.  Special populations of students which include students with disabilities, English Language Learners and students with 504 Plans are encouraged to participate in the High School Selection process.  This advocacy process is used exclusively for students currently in eighth grade applying to ninth grade.  

School counselors and ESOL teachers should support ELLs with the LeGare Advocacy Process.  Hyperlinked is a PPT with further information. 

The following link includes information and resources in 10 languages.  Please share these resources with your ELLs and their families. 

https://webapps.philasd.org/tdm/search/any/leGare#results 

Immigrant Student Registration Packets  

For the new immigrant student registration packets in a language other than English, please click the following link: https://webapps.philasd.org/tdm/search/any/xzwyNReg#results. 

S21: SCN Data Entry for ELLs

The powerpoint for entering the S-21 can be found here

  Free word-to-word glossaries for PSSA/Keystone Exams

This website has free word-to-word glossaries in over 10 languages that can be downloaded and used by ELLs during Math and Science PSSA as well as the Biology and Algebra Keystone.

 

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PA English Language Proficiency Standards

 

Below please find the Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and PowerPoint presentation which provides further clarity of the standards. The presentation explains the following key concepts:

  • the need for PA English Language Proficiency Standards
  • the ELPS framework and its application to curriculum and instruction
  • the levels of language proficiency and how they impact student learning
  • the integration of ELPS with PA Academic Standards and the need for collaboration among ALL educators. 
For more information, please contact the ELL Manager for your Academic Division

 

PA English Language Proficiency Standards

PA English Language Proficiency Standards Presentation