Program Eligibility

When parents register their child, they complete a home language survey.  The home language survey indicates whether a language other than English is spoken in the home or the child's native language is a language other than English.

Home Language Survey

Using this information, children are then screened and qualify for programming based on grade level criteria.

Per the Illinois State Board of Education,these are the requirements for qualifying for programming in grades K-12. :

Screener

When Administered

Domains Assessed

Minimum Score for EL Proficiency

MODEL

K (1st semester)

Listening and Speaking

5.0 (oral composite of listening and speaking)

MODEL

K (2nd Semester) and 1st grade (1st semester)

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

5.0 Composite

4.2 (literacy composite [reading and writing])

WIDA SCREENER

2nd grade (1st semester – 12th grade) 

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

5.0 Composite

 

Pre-Kindergarten students qualify for programming based on the language levels of the Pre-IPT oral assessment. This assessment tests speaking and listening only.