ESL Program Placement Procedures and Forms
ESL teachers and HBGSD staff members use the following links and resources to identify and place ELL's in the Harrisburg School District.
Home Language Survey
This document is included in the registration packet for all students. Upon completion, Central Registration follow the ESL Program Placement Procedure Flow Chart. This document is provided in several languages.
Level 2 Screening
The Level 2 Screening process follows the Home Language Survey, if the parent indicates use of a language other than English in any of the 4 initial questions. The Level 2 Screening form recommends whether testing and additional information is required for placement in the ESL Program. The Level 2 Screening process form is filed in the cum folder.
Wida site to access W-APT testing materials and scoring guidelines.
W-APT results tier assignment -
score 1.0 - 2.4 A
score 2.5 - 4.0 B
score 4.0 - 5.0+ C
ELA page on Eschool
ESL teacher completes all required information on the ELA page of Eschool based on information from HLS and Level 2.
When a student qualifies for the ESL program, he/she has the legal right to curriculum accommodations. This checklist is specific to the ELL. ESL teacher gives copy to all grade level teachers and files in the cum folder.
Parent Notification of ESL Progam Placement
NCLB requires that parents/guardians be notified of ESL Program placement within 30 days of the start of school and 14 days of registration thereafter. Our placement form includes the program description. This form is provided in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Nepali, and French.
Under TITLE III, parents must be informed of the EXIT criteria from ESL Program placement. This form is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
TITLE III Notification
Under TITLE III requirements, parents have the right to refuse supplemental services. Supplemental services include but are not limited to: interpreter/translation services, supplemental educational materials, family literacy programs, and professional development. Parents DO NOT have the right to refuse the ESLprogram as outlined in the curriculum framework of the Harrisburg School District as prescribed under Chapter 4.26 of the PA School Code. This form is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, French, and Vietnamese.
Grade Level Notification/CAN-Do Indicators
NCLB requires that grade level teachers of ELL's be notified of present level of the ELL's in thier classroom and adapt the instruction based on the CAN-Do indicators. This document is given at the start of the school year to all teaching staff who serve ELLs.
Last Modified on August 15, 2012