English Learners


EL and Non-EL Bilingual Process Guidance 

  • EL and Non-EL Bilingual Process Guidance: 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. 

  • EL and Non-EL Bilingual Process Guidance Webinar: 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.

  • "Less Often" Non-EL Bilingual Qualification Form: New form that 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: Updated version of state Home Language Survey 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 mandated for all new enrollments beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Bilingual Audit Process: Webinar discussing the bilingual audit process. 

English Learner Guides

LIEP Guidance and Support Resources

  • Creating District and Student Level Language Instruction Plans for English Learners WebinarSlide Deck OSDE webinar providing an overview of sections and questions contained in the district-level Language Instructional Education Program (LIEP) and student-level English Language Academic Plan (ELAP)

  • Professional Development Requirements Related to English Learners: OSDE guidance document outlining the professional development activities that an LEA must implement when serving one or more English Learner students. 

ELAP Guidance and Support Resources

Office of English Language Proficiency Presentations

  • English Learner Policy and Process Series: Part 1: New 8.13.21 Webinar; Slide Deck This presentation is the first in a five-part series developed to support new district EL coordinators. Topics in this webinar include accessing state EL guidance, an overview of the Home Language Survey, and determining student English proficiency coding in the Accountability Reporting application. The English Proficiency Coding and the Accountability Reporting Application guidance document was developed as a supplemental resource to this presentation.  
  • English Learner Policy and Process Series: Part 2: New 9.3.21 Webinar; Slide Deck This presentation is the second in a five-part series developed to support new district EL coordinators. Topics in this webinar include a review of state English language proficiency assessments, an introduction to the English Language Academic Plan (ELAP), and an overview of EL parent or guardian notification requirements.
  • Strategies for Supporting English Learners Before, During, and After a Lesson: New 7.26.21 WebinarSlide Deck This webinar covers how to best support English Learners and build an English Learner Unit Starter Support Pack to facilitate learning for all students.

EL Identification and Screening Resources 

Office of English Language Proficiency Calendar 

WIDA Q&A Webinars Calendar 

ACCESS Testing Resources

English Learner OSTP Accommodations Documents

EL Misidentification Appeals Process

EL Misidentification Process Overview: Webinar; Slide Deck Presentation addressing the eligibility for EL misidentification appeal and overview of example documentation required when submitting an appeal.

ELP Band Committee Exit Request Resources

NOTE: Due to the successful administration of spring OSTP assessments and ACCESS assessment, the Band Exit Process will again be available for the 2020-2021 year.

  • Using ELP Band Exit Process for English Learners: Webinar; Slide Deck OSDE webinar discussing student eligibility requirements and submission of an ELP Band Exit appeal.

  • ELP Band Exit Committee Guidance and Single Sign-On Instructions: Guidance document outlining the processes and reporting requirements related to the successful submission of an ELP Band Exit appeal. 

  • ACCESS for ELLs ELP Band Committee Rubric: Rubric that must be completed when ELP band committees are making reclassification and exit decisions for ELs who participated in the ACCESS for ELLs assessment.  

  • Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ELP Band Committee Rubric: Rubric that must be completed when ELP band committees are making reclassification and exit decisions for dually-identified ELs with significant cognitive challenges who participated in Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessment.   

  • Alternate ACCESS for ELLS A1-A2 ELP Band Committee Rubric: Rubric that must be completed when ELP band committees are making reclassification and exit decisions for dually-identified ELs with significant cognitive challenges who participated in Alternate ACCESS assessment and scored in the A1-A2 range on each of the three most recent test administrations in the past four years. 

  • Assessments Approved for ELLs Rubric Element #2: Guidance document detailing the specific grade-level requirement(s), approved assessment(s), and qualifying score(s) required in Element #2 of the ACCESS for ELLs ELP Band Committee Rubric. 

  • Norm-Referenced Tests Approved for ELLS Rubric Element #5: Guidance document detailing the specific grade-level requirement(s), approved assessment(s), and qualifying score(s) required in Element #5 of the ACCESS for ELLs ELP Band Committee Rubric. 

  • Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM): The SOLOM is a tool designed to gauge an EL student’s oral language proficiency and may be used, at district discretion, to satisfy one of the supplemental requirements noted on ACCESS for ELLs Band Committee Rubric.   

  • NMAR Form: Form that must be completed annually for any EL or potential EL student who meets all five No Measurable Academic Response criteria.

Links to Important WIDA Resources

Office of English Language Proficiency Contacts

OELP@sde.ok.gov  - OELP Main Line (405) 522-5073

Dan Ruhl, Executive Director of English Language Proficiency 

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

Yuseli Freire, English Language Proficiency Assessments and Monitoring Specialist

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Last updated on November 3, 2021