ELLS: NYSITELL Administration and Scanning
How do schools identify ELL students once they are enrolled in the charter school? Under federal mandate, schools must administer a home language survey at the time of entrance. If a student is identified as potentially ELL after the home language survey and informal interview, the school must administer a…
ELLS: Best Practices: Home Language Identification Surveys
The Charter Center’s Vice President of The Collaborative for Inclusive Education, Melissa Katz, has laid out best practices to ensure the accuracy of new students’ Home Language Identification Surveys (HLIS). These HLIS are extremely important, as they will help schools determine who qualifies for ELL testing and services.