English Learner Assessment Flexibility
The legislation provides new flexibility for the assessment of English learners as outlined below.
- Districts may administer the state assessment in a language other than English for up to 5 years to a student who is an English language learner. (Previously, students who participated in an English Language Proficiency program for more than 3 years were ineligible to take these assessments.)
- Pending approval by USDoE, the state will no longer be required to include the English language arts scores of English learners who are in the first 24 months of being enrolled in the U.S. in calculating achievement of the performance indicators for accountability purposes.
- A student who is an English language learner who has been enrolled in a school for fewer than 12 months is not required to take the English language arts assessments.
For more information please contact Heather Villalobos Pavia.