ELL Identification Procedure

Timeline:      Within thirty (30) days for beginning of the year students

                    Within two (2) weeks of a student’s enrollment in school


Identification Guidelines:

  • Students with a Primary or Home Language Other Than English (PHLOTE) will be identified through the School Enrollment Form (SEF) and Home Language Survey (HLS).
  • Students will be identified as PHLOTEs if one or more of the responses on the SEF and HLS indicate a language other than English.
  • New PHLOTE students will be administered the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) within 30 days of the beginning of the school year or, if enrolled during the school year, within the first two weeks of enrollment.