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Enrollment Process for ELLs

How does the student enrollment process at your school, or at a school with which you are familiar, support key mandates of current ELL laws? What accommodations in accordance with the current law and best practices are made during this initial and often stressful encounter for families who do not speak English? In your response, identify where your school falls on a continuum of small to large, and describe implications of your school's size on meeting ELL laws.

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Different states and districts have different laws and mandates regarding ELLs. I live and teach in California. Here we have the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) that is administered to students within 30 days of enrolling in a public school and then once per year between July 1st and October 31st if they have been identified as an ELL. There are different grade spans for this test for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each grade span includes content tailored to the appropriate grade levels and aligned with the ELD standards. Students continue to be tested until they score overall proficiency at the Early Advanced or Advanced level and each skill area's score ...

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The enrollment process for ELLs is determined.