Southington is seeing an increase in diversity and the number of kindergartens entering school who are English Language learners reflects this.
In 2014, there were 54 children born to mothers who live in Southington but were foreign born. This is 14.9% of the total babies for that year. In 2013, there were 42 births to foreign born mothers or 12.7% of total. In 2012, there were 50 births to foreign born mothers or 15.6% of total. (Source - State of CT Public Health Data, 2014 Annual Registration Report, Table 4 http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=394598)
About the English Language Learners data:
- English language learners are students learning English as a second language and requiring modified instruction and/or additional language tutoring. ELL students are identified at school registration. All Connecticut public school students take the Home Language Survey at time of registration. If the Home Language Survey indicates a language other than English, the student is screened for ELL services. If the student qualifies, he or she receives ELL services and is assessed on an annual basis to determine progress. When the student meets the Connecticut English Mastery Standard, he or she exits the ELL program. Connecticut State Department of Education collects ELL enrollment for grades K through 12 on a school year basis. CTdata.org carries annual data for grades K through 3.
- Source: Connecticut State Department of Education