Placement and Parent Notification

PLACEMENT AND PARENT NOTIFICATION

1. A student whose overall score on the W-APT or MODEL does not meet the minimum score required to be considered “proficient” as defined by the State Superintendent of Schools is considered to be limited English proficient and must be enrolled in and receive services from the ELL Program. (See Entry and Exit Criteria)

2. A student whose overall score on the W-APT or MODEL does meet the minimum score required to be considered “proficient” as defined by the State Superintendent of Schools is not enrolled in the ELL Program. (See Entry and Exit Criteria)

3. Parents must be notified by mail that their child has been placed in the ELL Program no later than 30 days after the start of the school year or 14 days during the school year. The parent notification letter is sent in English and in the home language of the student (to the extent possible). Parents can refuse to ELL programming by writing a letter to the school refusing services.

 4. Any parent whose child is enrolled in the ELL Program has the right to withdraw his child immediately by notifying the child’s school or the school district in writing of his desire to withdraw his child from the program.

 5. The State mandates that students who have not met the exit criteria continue taking the ACCESS test on an annual basis even if the parents have withdrawn the student and/or declined services.