Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students by enk46822


									                        Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

Many factors must be taken into consideration when referring and evaluating a student
with limited English proficiency. At the first level, the SSMT must collect and analyze
information in order to determine if, in fact, the student’s problems could be the result of
a disability or whether the concerns are primarily due to limited English proficiency or
cultural differences. Once it is determined that a referral to the Exceptional Children
Program is appropriate, evaluators must ensure that all evaluation components are non-
biased and consistent with ethical standards. The attached professional practices paper
details comprehensive information when considering referring and evaluating Limited
English Proficient students for the Exceptional Children Program. Questionnaires and
checklists are included for use with SSMT.

**LEP is also referred to as English Language Learners (ELL).

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