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ELL Identification and Assessment

Identification and Intake Assessment

As part of the district’s enrollment process, all parents are asked to fill out a Home Language Survey. If the Home Language Survey indicates a language other than English is spoken in the home, an English language proficiency assessment, the IDEA Proficiency Test (IPT), will be administered within two weeks of the student’s arrival. Students whom lack English proficiency, per the IPT language assessment are eligible for English language development instruction as part of the ELD program.

Annual Language Proficiency Assessment

All students who are eligible are for instructional services from the English Language Development (ELD) program will be assessed each spring using the state’s English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21). This includes students whom are currently receiving ELD instructional services, as well as those whom qualify for ELD services, but have waived services. This assessment uses researched-based measures to assess the four areas of English language proficiency: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. As students progress through the program, parents will receive annual results from the ELPA21.

ELD Program Parent Notification

Parents are notified in writing when their child first qualifies for ELD services, and each subsequent year that they continue in the program. Parents will also be notified when their child is “reclassified” and no longer requires ELD program services. If families require interpretation and/or translation services, they may contact Vanessa Vasquez at 541-790-7717.

ELD Measurable Goals

  • Data is forthcoming