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EL Served

EL Served

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As of the 2019-20 school year, this data element is not required.

EL Served indicates if a student who is an English Learner (i.e., English Language Proficiency code 1-5) is served in English language instruction educational programs designed for English Learners (ELs) (previously referred to as English Language Learners (ELLs)) and if the program is funded by Title III. Districts receive Title III funds directly or are funded by joining a Title III consortium. Typical ELs (English Language Proficiency code 1-5) in these Title III receiving districts are served in English Language Instructional programs: stand-alone, inclusion, or through a combination of language supports.

Refer to the Language Instruction Data Reporting Help page for more information about submitting language instruction data for the 2019-20 school year and later years.

EL Served will display in WISEdata for the student depending on whether or not there is a program association submitted. If no program association is submitted, the student will not be documented as EL Served. You may or may not have to enter a value in your SIS depending on your SIS vendor, but the program association will dictate the EL served value in WISEdata.


USES: EL Served is used for accountability and reporting to the U.S. Department of Education. Data about participation in English language instruction educational programs and the funding source of those programs (Title III or not) must be disaggregated by whether or not students met annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs), disability, language group, grade level placement, and race/ethnicity. EL Served is used in Pre-ID files for the DPI-approved English language proficiency test (i.e., ACCESS for ELs).


FAQs, Details, and Points to Note


  1. Title III: If a district receives an allocation under section 3114(a)-(c) of Title III directly or through a Title III funded consortium, then EL Served should be "T" for all or most English Learners enrolled in the district based on eligibility and need. Students with English Language Proficiency code 1-5 as determined by a DPI-approved English language proficiency test, ACCESS for LLs, generate an allocation and are eligible to receive services under section 3114(a)-(c) of Title III.
  2. Immigrant: Whether or not an Immigrant T3 student is served by Title III-funded immigrant education programs/activities under section 3114(d) is not a factor in determining student's participation status for purposes of Title III funded language instruction educational programs under section 3114(a)-(c). For EL Served coding purposes, the criteria that apply to Immigrant T3 students is the same as the criteria that apply to other students.
  3. Count Date: EL Served is determined as of a specific date. For WISEdata count date records, that date is the Third Friday of September. Codes provided should be based on the most accurate information available about the student's participation status on the count date regardless of when that information was received.


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