OSSE’s English learner policies are provided in the publication Delivering Education Services to English Learners. The following updates have been made since the April 2019 release:
The following updates have been made since the April 2019 release:
New Home Language Survey: The Home Language Survey was updated and released Dec. 19, 2019 with new questions and must be used by local education agencies (LEAs) going forward.
Updated list of state-approved EL identification screeners (Issued: 7/30/2020): OSSE has added the Pre-IPT Oral Remote to its list of state-approved EL identification screener assessments for grades pre-K 3 and pre-K 4. This assessment can be administered remotely and can serve as the full identification assessment for grades pre-K 3 and pre-K 4.
As a reminder, these key resources are available:
OSSE’s EL data visualization tool: The Early Access to ELs Qlik application provides a preview of key student-level EL-related data that is critical for serving ELs effectively. This app is available to all LEA Data Managers, Heads of School, Principals, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Coordinators, EL Coordinators, Counselors (new) and Enrollment Coordinators (new).
The School Readiness Reflection Tool: This self-assessment, found in Appendix E, provides LEAs and schools with insight into current strengths and gaps in program support services for ELs in their school setting. In using its rating system, school-based leadership, EL program coordinators, and other relevant school-based staff are encouraged to work together to complete the self-assessment for informational and planning purposes.
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