ELL Identification

IDENTIFICATION

The Home Language Survey (HLS) is administered for each student entering the district’s schools for the first time. This is done within 30 days after the student’s enrollment in the district. (IL Administrative Code Section 228.15e). The HLS must as the following questions:

1. Is a language other than English spoken in your home?
Yes _____ No _____
What language? ________________________ Dialect? _____________

2. Does your child speak a language other than English?
Yes _____ No _____
What language? ________________________ Dialect? _____________

If the response to one or both of the questions is “yes”, the student’s English proficiency is assessed to determine eligibility for TPI or TBE services.

The district may use scores from another Illinois district provided the score was achieved no more than 12 months prior to the student’s enrollment.