ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS AS ENGLISH LEARNERS
The procedures established for the identification and assessment of English Learners (ELs) follow the regulations of the State of Connecticut Bilingual Education statutes and regulations.
I. PROCESS FOR THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF DOMINANT LANGUAGE
II. PROCESS FOR ASSESSING STUDENTS FOR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
Once the parent has stated that 1 out of 3 language proficiency related questions in the HLS is a language other than English, the student is assessed for English proficiency. The grade-appropriate Language Assessment Scales (LAS) measuring oral language skills, reading, and writing in English, is administered.
III. PROCESS & CRITERIA FOR FINAL IDENTIFICATION OF A STUDENT AS ELL