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Identification Process

For the complete process, reference the EL Identification Procedure.

Step 1:
Who: Family
What: Enrollment, Data Entry

  • Family completes Online Registration

Step 2:
Who: ESL Teacher
What: Initial Testing/ Identification

  • ESL Teacher reviews Home Language Survey
  • ESL Teacher conducts a Family Interview
  • ESL Teacher reviews the student’s academic records (if available)
  • ESL Teacher administers WIDA Screener (if applicable)
  • WIDA Screener for grades K-12
  • ESL Teacher notifies family of testing results
  • English Learner Entry Notification
  • Not English Learner Letter

Identification Flowchart


Click here for more information about the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s screening, identification and placement services for ELs.