How much time do recently arrived ELL students have before being required to take (A) the district-wide multiple measure and (B) the required science assessment(s)?
- There is flexibility for recently arrived ELLs during their first twelve months of enrollment in U.S. schools (a change made by the Secretary of Education to accommodate year-round schools); they may be excused from participation in ONE administration of the district-wide reading assessment (ITBS/ITED).
- If a student is excused from an administration of the district-wide test (ITBS/ITED), that year would still count as the first year (of three) during which the student could take the reading assessment in his/her native language. (Case-by-case waivers would still be available for two additional years.)
- Recently arrived students (here fewer than 12 months) are still required to take the district-wide math assessment (ITBS/ITED).
- In the absence of federal guidance, regarding science, it seems that similar processes will apply. As federal guidance are provided. we will update you.