While there are specific required steps and time frames to the identification process, both NCLB and best practice guide districts to use multiple measures in order to appropriately identify and place ELL students. Please keep in mind the TELPA is the only test specifically identified as a required assessment for districts to use. Should additional diagnostic data be needed, Central Rivers AEA has IPT and LAS language proficiency assessments available for checkout through Central Rivers AEA Media Services. For establishing baseline data regarding academic achievement, districts may choose the assessments that are appropriate and available to them.
Central Rivers AEA has developed several resources and tools to support teachers and administrators throughout this process. For your convenience, these are available for download below.
- LIEP Processes and Procedures Flowchart
- ELL Assessment Timeline
- ELL Identification Checklist
- Multiple Measures and Data Sources for ELL Identification
Keep in mind, Central Rivers AEA’s two ELL consultants are available to work with district administrators and teachers to provide training, consultation and technical assistance to support the identification and placement process.