English Learner (EL)

An English Learner (EL) is a student in Kindergarten through grade 12 for whom there is a report of a language other than English on the Home Language Survey and who, upon initial assessment in California using an appropriate state assessment (currently English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and from additional information when appropriate, is determined to lack the clearly defined English language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and/or writing necessary to succeed in the school's regular instructional programs.

An English Learner is identified as the following:

  • English Language Acquisition Status Code = EL
  • Grade = KN, 01-12,