EL/Bilingual Identification


Contact Information

Office of English Language Proficiency
OELP@sde.ok.gov
(405) 522-5073

Dr. Roni Mckee
Executive Director of English Language Proficiency

Dr. Thomas Kirk
Director of English Language Identification & Monitoring

Janna Corn
Director of the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) Indicator

Yuseli Freire
Director of ELP Assessments

Guidance document detailing the state EL identification process and conditions necessary to qualify a student as Non-EL Bilingual (not EL, but still generating a Bilingual allocation through the State Aid funding formula). The document includes an updated EL identification and language coding flow chart for LEA reference.  
 
Webinar discussing the state EL identification process, updates to the state Home Language Survey, the addition of the "Less Often" Non-EL Bilingual Qualification Form, and an EL identification scenario walkthrough. 
 
The new form will be required in the LEA Bilingual Audit in cases where a student is both "less often" and assigned Non-EL Bilingual status.  
 
Approved "Less Often" Norm-Referenced Tests
Guidance document detailing those assessments approved for the purposes of "less often" Non-EL Bilingual qualification.  
 
Home Language Survey
An updated version of the Home Language Survey is mandated for all new enrollments beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 
 
Home Language Survey (Spanish)
Spanish language version of the updated state Home Language Survey is mandated for all new enrollments beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.
 
LEA wishing to screen a student with an all-English Home Language Survey (HLS) or to reidentify a student that has previously scored proficient on the WIDA ACCESS or Screener or exited via the ELP Band Committee Exit Request must complete this form.

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Last updated on June 27, 2022