• How is a Limited English Proficient (LEP) student identified?

    Steps to LEP Identification:
    • Step 1:  The first step of the identification process is the Parent Language Questionnaire. If the answer to question 1-3 in Part I of the Parent Language Questionnaire (PLQ) indicates that a language other than English is either spoken in the home, spoken to the student, or spoken by the student, the student is referred to the English Language Learner Program.

    • Step 2:  The second step of the identification process is that a Language Observation Checklist - Part A. (LOC-A) be filled out by the student's homeroom or Language Arts teacher. If the LOC-A indicates 5 or more "No" answers in Part A or that a student is not fluent based on the teacher's knowledge, then the student should be referred for a formal identification assessment.

    • Step 3:  The final step of the identification process is the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test™ (W-APT). 
    Grade  Levels 
    Time of
    School Year
    W-APT Screener
    Minimum Score for English Language Proficiency (not identified as LEP)
    Kindergarten Fall - February Listening & Speaking ONLY
     Listening & Speaking ≥ 29 Yes
    Kindergarten March 1 or after
     All domains
    Listening & Speaking ≥ 29 AND Writing ≥ 17 AND Reading ≥ 14
     Grades 1-12 Fall - February
     All domains
    Overall Composite ≥ 5
     Grades 1-12 March 1 or after
     All domains
    Overall Composite ≥ 5