A home language survey is given to each student who is new to the district and to students already enrolled who have not been surveyed in the past.
The purpose of the home language survey is to determine each student’s language classification in order for the district to be able to identify a student for a bilingual/ESL program.
If the survey indicates a language other than English is being used in the home, the student will be tested to determine placement.
Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
Parent of a LEP student
* Note :
LPAC Committee meets at least twice a year or as needed.
Designate language proficiency level
Designate, with parental approval, instructional placement
Classify students as English proficient according to guidelines and recommends exiting the program
Determines exemption status from TAKS
Levels of Placement ESL LEVELS LEVEL 1 Most Recent Immigrant Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 2 In U.S. for 1 to 2 years Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 3 & 5 More than 2 years All Regular Classes
Who are the LEP’s that count toward becoming a “Recognized Campus”? Participation only ESL LEVELS LEVEL 1 Most Recent Immigrant Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 2 In U.S. for 1 to 2 years Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 3 & 5 More than 2 years All Regular Classes
How do we get there? Focus on ELPS lesson planning and delivery Making connections from social to the academic language Classroom visits ESL Team