State law requires parent and family engagement as a component of English Language Learner (ELL) programs.
West Virginia Administrative Code 126-15-3. Regulations.
- 3.1. Each county shall provide a parent or guardian with notification, detailing federally-defined criteria, that outlines the child's identification as an EL no later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year or within the first two weeks of placement for those children who have not been identified as EL prior to the beginning of the school year but are identified as EL during such school year.
- 3.2. Each county shall use the ELP Standard as a framework for providing an effective language instruction educational program (LIEP). The purpose of the LIEP is to facilitate the student's achievement of English proficiency and the academic content Standard as set forth in W. Va. 126CSR44A through 440, WVBE Policies 2520.1 through 2520.162, Standard for West Virginia Schools.
- 3.3. Each county shall provide effective teachers, who meet the State licensing requirements for teaching ELs, to deliver the LIEP and shall provide on-going, sustained, annual opportunities for professional development.
- 3.4. Each county shall annually address classroom and assessment accommodations through an EL committee for each EL participating in the LIEP.
- 3.5. All public school students identified as ELs shall participate in the West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WVMAP) as set forth in W. Va. 126CSR14, WVBE Policy 2340, West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (Policy 2340), as determined by the EL committee. Using the EL Assessment Participation Form, the EL committee will annually determine the appropriate accommodations.
- 3.6. Each county shall conduct an annual assessment of ELs' ELP using the West Virginia ELP Assessment during the testing window established by the WVDE.
- 3.7. Each county Title III director shall be responsible for the collection and maintenance of EL student data using the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS).
- 3.8. When the EL is a student with an exceptionality, as identified under W. Va. 126CSR16, WVBE Policy 2419, Regulations for the Education of Exceptional Students (Policy 2419), and/or Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112, the respective IEP Team/ EL committee or Section 504 committee/ EL committee shall determine the student's appropriate WVMAP assessment participation as set forth in Policy 2340.
- 3.9. Each county shall promote the engagement of parents of ELs in the educational program of their children.
- 3.10. Each county shall exit ELs from the LIEP based on criteria established by the WVDE and available through the Office of Federal Programs.