• Parents in the state of Illinois are required to complete a Home Language Survey (HLS) when enrolling in the district for the first time. If a parent indicates on the Home Language Survey that there is another language other than English spoken in the home, students are given the WIDA Screener assessment to determine their English language proficiency level and eligibility for EL services. 

    If a student qualifies for EL services, parents are notified of the placement recommendation by mail. The student will be provided with language support based on their English language proficiency level, literacy needs and teacher recommendations.

    If there are questions about the assessment results or the services offered, parents are encouraged to contact the EL Coordinator at the student’s building.