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Table I - ELL program Codes (formerly LEP Program Codes)
Code
Description

  • 01 Eligible for bilingual program, participating in mandated bilingual program.
  • 02 Eligible for bilingual program, enrolled with fewer than 30 months remaining before graduation, participating in mandated high school English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
  • 03 Eligible for bilingual program, participated in mandated bilingual program for 30 months, did not meet the English Mastery Standard, receiving transitional language support services.
  • 04 Eligible for mandated bilingual services, no bilingual program provided due to parental request. Student is not receiving bilingual or any other special language instruction services due to parental request.
  • 05 Not eligible for mandated bilingual program. ESL, tutoring, or other type of English language support is provided.
  • 06 Not eligible for bilingual education, not receiving ESL or any other special language instruction services due to parental request.
  • 07 Eligible for mandated bilingual services, no bilingual program provided due to parental request. However, ESL, tutoring, or other type of English language support is provided.

Mandated Bilingual Program
Student is being served in mandated bilingual program as required by Section 10-17e-j, inclusive of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Mandated High School English as a Second Language (ESL)
Student is receiving mandated ESL services as required by Section 10-17e-j, inclusive of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Note: these are ELL students at the secondary level who are eligible for services in a mandated bilingual program, but who enrolled with fewer than 30 months remaining before graduation.

Mandated Language Transition Support Services (LTSS)
Student is receiving Language Transition Support Services.

Note: If a student in a mandated bilingual program does not meet the English mastery standard at the end of thirty months, the local or regional board of education shall provide language transition support services to such students. Such services may include, but need not be limited to, English as a second language programs, sheltered English programs, English immersion programs, tutoring and homework assistance.

Other Mandated* Language Services for ELL Students
Student is not eligible for a bilingual program and is receiving appropriate language instructional services such as English as a Second Language and/or modified content instruction.

Definitions and codes lists for the above data elements will be available on our help site(http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/studentID)

Note: ELL students for whom a bilingual program is not mandated should be provided with a program that develops students' English language acquisition and academic content matter mastery. See state web page - http://www.state.ct.us/sde/dtl/curriculum/currbil.htm - for more information.

PSIS Codes (CSDE)
(ELL Program)

ELL Program Code (formerly LEP Program Code) - See Table I. This field is conditional for all collections.

English Language Learner (ELL) - Formerly Limited English Proficient (LEP)

Student is English Language Learner ("Y" - Yes, "N" - No). This field is mandatory for all collections.

Because the Department is currently reviewing all statutes and regulations in light of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), it is recommended that the following three-step process be followed in determining whether a student is an English Language Learner. These steps include:

1. Administration of a three-question survey (preliminary assessment of dominant language) e.g., what language did you (your child) learn to speak first? What is the primary language spoken by you (your parents /guardians) or other persons living in your home? What is the primary language spoken by you (your child) at home?

2. Use of a dual language test or an observation procedure to determine a student's dominant language (final determination of dominant language); and

3. Determining whether a student's English proficiency is limited based on three indicators:

  • a standardized English proficiency test;
  • an oral interview conducted in English; and
  • an examination of other indicators such as report cards, test scores, etc. that demonstrate whether achievement in academic subjects taught in English is below average. These may be available if a student is new to your school and brings his/her school records. For new students without records, a determination of academic functioning within the classroom will need to be made.

If as a result of the assessment it is determined that the student is an English Language Learner, an appropriate program of English language instruction must be provided and the student must be entered as ELL.

If 20 or more students are identified with the same dominant language, a program of bilingual education must be provided in the following school year.