Identification as an English Learner Program (EL)
Students enrolled in Deer Park Community City School District must fill out a Home Language Survey as part of the registration process. This section of the registration form asks parents about other languages spoken in the home. If the parents indicate other languages, we are required by law to assess the student's English language proficiency.
Ohio is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium which developed the English language proficiency assessment based on the English Language Proficiency Standards. The test administered in Ohio is the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and is based on the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards.
The OELPA is interactive for students; reduces turnaround time on reporting results; improves the efficiency of data collection and management; increases security of test content and student data, and reduces administrative burdens on school and district staff members.