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Procedures for the Identification and Assessment of ELs

Proper identification of English Learners (EL) helps ensure that the district’s English language acquisition program is best designed to meet the needs of its students. To develop comprehensive English language acquisition and academic programs for English Learners, schools and districts must first have accurate knowledge regarding the size and characteristics of the population to be served.

Identification Resources

Identification of Students Whose Primary or Home Language is Other Than English (PHLOTE) through the use of a Home Language Survey (HLS)

Assessment of English Language Proficiency (confirmation of the HLS) through the use of the W-APT

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