EL/Bilingual Identification


Contact Information

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

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.
 
Oklahoma English Language Learner Identification and Placement Guidance Document
Guidance document summarizing Oklahoma's English Learner identification and placement process.
 
Home Language Survey
The Home Language Survey is mandated for all new enrollments.   A new survey must be completed by the parent or guardian upon student enrollment in a new LEA or if returning to a former LEA after an absence of more than one year. 
 
Home Language Survey (Spanish)
The Spanish language version of the Home Language Survey is mandated for all new enrollments.   A new survey must be completed by the parent or guardian upon student enrollment in a new LEA or if returning to a former LEA after an absence of more than one year. 
 
This letter should be sent to parents/guardians of identified English learners no later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, or during the first 2 weeks of the child's placement in a language instruction educational program. 
 
This letter should be sent to parents/guardians of identified English learners no later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, or during the first 2 weeks of the child's placement in a language instruction educational program. 
 
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.
 
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 January 5, 2024