December 5, 2006
ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2006.45 - Assessing Limited
English Proficient Students: A CRITICAL Reminder
Assessing Limited English Proficient Students
Section 14C-3 of the School Code and Section 228.25(c)
(1) and (3) of the Administrative Code require school
districts to assess each student who has been identified
as having limited English proficiency.
All identified LEP students must be assessed
during the annual ACCESS examination each year until
he or she achieves a “proficient” score and
meets any additional indicators established by the district
to determine LEP status.
As a result, Friday, January 12,
2007 has been established as the final date for identifying
LEP students for the
FY07 ACCESS examination.
School districts are strongly encouraged to see
http://www.isbe.net/assessment/default.htm and http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/htmls/access.htm for links to ACCESS; the annual examination for English
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