English Language Development (ELD) Program

  • The ELD Program at Danville Area School District is designed for those students who qualify for support with American English language skills along with acculturation skills when necessary.  Students are identified via the Home Language Survey, followed by a family interview and then screened with PDE's mandated WIDA ACCESS test to determine if ELD services are needed.  Those who are in the ELD Program also are assessed annually with WIDA ACCESS 2.0 for ELLS, the PED-required test of English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

    The ELD program at DASD is a mixed classes with an English-only support program. When in the program, students are seen by the district ELD Specialist either in their classrooms or in a pull-out model to work with the ELD Specialist at an appropriate time within the school day.  Students may receive one-on-one or small group support. How often and how long students are seen is determined by proficiency level and students' classroom schedules. The ELD Specialist also works closely with teachers and many others across the district to help provide a positive and comfortable schooling environment for ELD students.

     

     

    Mr. Lee M. Gump- ELD Coordinator

    lgump@danvillesd.org

    (570)271-3268, Option 7, Option 1

     

    Ms. Kimberly (Sarisky) Slear - K-12 ELD Specialist

    kslear@danvillesd.org

    (570)271-3268, ext. 1154

     

    Mrs. Pam Burrows - PIMS Coordinator

    pburrows@danvillesd.org

    (570)271-3268, ext. 1071