ELL Identification and Assessment

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ELL Identification and Assessment

English Language Learner Identification and Assessments

How Are ELL Students Identified?
A Language Use Survey (LUS) is completed by every newly enrolled student per Federal guidelines. This information is used to guide EL teachers in deciding if a student needs to be screened for EL services.  Below is a flowchart illustrating the process of determining if a student qualifies to how a student exits the program.
How is ELL Proficiency Assessed?
OELPS: Students in grades K-12, are assessed for English language proficiency using the Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS). The OELPS is the state-provided, standardized tool for determining whether students qualify as English learners eligible to participate in the school’s language instruction educational program.

OELPA: ALL EL students take the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) in: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. This test is administered in early Spring and results are available to schools in May.

ALT-OELPA: Some students may qualify for the Alt-OELPA which offers English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities a way to demonstrate their English language proficiency on an assessment based on alternate proficiency expectations for English language development.

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508

Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268

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