Identification for EL Service and Placement

  • Identification for EL Service Eligibility and Placement at Elementary

    1.       All families enrolling in Richfield Public Schools (preK-12) fill out the new Minnesota Language Survey (MNLS) located to the right.
    2.       IF the MNLS is marked with a language other than English, then contact Lead English Learner (EL) teacher to schedule Kindergarten W-APT or WIDA Screener language testing.  (See below for Lead EL teacher)

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

    1.       IF preLAS (used for voluntary preK programs), Kindergarten W-APT or WIDA Screener scores fall within identified ranges for EL service, then the EL teacher will notify enrollment staff of eligibility for EL service, notify parents (see notification letter), and work on classroom placement.

     

    Centennial

    EL Lead – TBD

    Sheridan Hills       

    EL Lead (shared position)- Lori Voigt, Ann Rummel, Stephanie Duncomb

    STEM

    EL Lead- Liz Jamieson and Tricia Davis

    RDLS

    EL Lead- Betsy Seymour

    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.
    1.       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).



    Richfield Middle School

    EL Lead – Jill Petersen

    Richfield High School

    EL Lead- Katherine Payne

    RCEP

    EL Coach- Jenni Sjosten





Minnesota Language Survey (MNLS)