Identifying English Learners
Every student enrolled in Tulsa Public Schools must have a Home Language Survey on file.
If the student’s Home Language Survey indicates that a language other than English is spoken in the home and the student has not been previously identified as an English Learner (EL), the student’s English Language Proficiency must be assessed. The following guidelines from the Oklahoma State Department of Education determine when the assessment must take place:
- Within the first thirty (30) days of school if the student is enrolled at the beginning of the school year
- Or within fifteen (15) days of school if enrolled after the first thirty (30) days of school