Identification of ESOL Students

  • The Home Language Survey, which is embedded in the registration form, is completed for every student as required by law when initially registering in the Clarke County School District. This form determines if there is the influence of a language other than English. This survey contains three questions and will identify any languages other than English that are:

    • First learned or acquired by the student
    • Used by the student in the home
    • Most often spoken in the student's home

    CCSD uses the state-adopted screener, the WIDA Kindergarten Screener or WIDA Screener, to determine if students are considered English Learners and eligible for ESOL services. The screeners determine if the student to be either proficient in English or at a level of English proficiency that can benefit from ESOL services.