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English Learners


Many of our students enter Dutcher Middle School as native speakers of another language other than English.  These students are called English Learners or ELs.  It is our hope that with lots of hard work and determination these students will demonstrate that he or she is fluent in English in all areas:  Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.  These students must do well not only on the ELPAC Test but also on the state standardized test, the CAASPP.  When this takes place, these students are no longer considered English Learner, or ELs, but instead Fluent English Proficient or R-FEP.