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Bilingual Programs in Rio Rancho Public Schools
English Language Learner (ELL) Identification
Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent federal and state mandates, all school districts have the responsibility to serve students who are limited English proficient and need English instructional services. As part of our district’s responsibility to locate, identify, and service English Language Learners (ELLs), schools may conduct screenings or ask for related information about students who either already enrolled or will enroll in the school district. For more information view our Home Language Survey Form.
Home Language Survey: surveys are used as an initial screening device to identify language minority students and should only be filled out once in our school district. These surveys assist Instructional Staff in providing the best possible instruction for all students. Essential questions asked:
- Which language did your child first learn to speak?
- Which language does your child use most often at home?
- Which language(s) do others regularly use when speaking with your child?
Frequently Asked Questions:
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New Mexico’s Public Education Department is currently a member of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium (WIDA). The purpose of this non-profit, cooperative group is to establish and promote standards and assessments for English language learners that meet and exceed the goals of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Through standards, assessments, and professional development, WIDA provides meaningful tools and information to educators working with English Language Learners (ELLs) that are anchored in knowledge about best practices for serving diverse learners. To learn more about WIDA, view the links below: