Identification for EL Service Eligibility and Placement at Secondary

  • 1.       All students enrolling in RPS (preK-12) fill out the Minnesota Home Language Survey (MNLS).

    2.       IF the MNLS has a language other than English, then contact designated EL teacher to schedule W-APT or WIDA Screener language testing.   

    - If the student is coming from another MN school, then send request to gather ACCESS 2.0 test data and MNLS. The Director of Multilingual Learning can also be enlisted to help with these requests.

    3.       IF W-APT or WIDA Screener scores fall within identified ranges for EL service, counselors will place students in appropriate EL courses for service and notify EL teachers.  EL teachers will notify parents (see notification letter).