Program Entrance

English Learner Identification Criteria & Procedures

Initial Identification

During the school registration process, Home Language Surveys are completed by all parents/guardians. If there is a language other than English indicated on the Home Language Survey, students will be assessed for EL services using the WIDA Screener Assessment for first through twelfth graders. Kindergarteners are assessed using the Kindergarten MODEL.

If the student qualifies for services, parents will be notified in writing by the EL teacher within ten days of completing the assessment.

Ongoing Identification

Students annually complete the ACCESS for ELs 2.0 to measure their English progress and proficiency.