1. Welcome Center & Home Language Survey:
When you went to the Student Welcome Center with your child to enroll them into a school, you filled out the Registration Form. During that time, you also filled out a Home Language Survey. The Home Language Survey indicated to us that your student speaks another language at home.
|| 2. Language Assessment of your child (ELPAC):
Before their first day of school or within 30 days for your school's start date, your child was given the initial English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) to determine their English fluency.
|| 3. ELL Classification:
Within 20 days of administering the language assessment tests, we will classify your student and notify you of the results in the Parent Notification Letter. Your child may be identified as an English Language Learner at this time, or may be identified as Initial Fluent English Proficient (IFEP).
If these did not apply, then your student was classified as an Initially Fluent English Proficient (IFEP) student.
What happens now that my child has been classified as an ELL?
1. Language Program Placement:
Your child will be placed in our English Language Acceleration Program (ELAP) offered at all OUSD Schools and any additional language programs that apply. You can read more about our Language Programs here to choose one that meets your child's needs. If your current school does not offer the language supports or programs you want for your child, you may choose to enroll them in another school for the following year. Read more about enrollment here.
2. Ongoing Assessment throughout the year:
In the spring, parents will receive an Annual Parent Notification Letter which is an updated version of the Initial Parent Notification Letter listed above. The purpose of the Annual Parent Notification Letter is to:
- Alert you of your child’s instructional program placement for the coming year
- Give you an opportunity to request an alternate instructional program, including a Dual Language instructional program
3. Learn about the process of Reclassification and support your child in being reclassified.
Learn more about reclassification and understand what you can do as a parent to help your child reclassify.