Assessment of English language development is ongoing throughout the year. ESL levels are updated based on the student’s English language development, achievement in coursework and annual assessment. Students may or may not progress through one ESL level per semester. Many students require more than one semester to complete an ESL course.
Depending on factors such as the student’s level of English proficiency upon entering senior high, background knowledge and literacy in home language, and intended graduation pathway, it may take more than three years for a student to meet requirements for a high school diploma.