The Home Language Survey is given to all students enrolling in Washington schools.
The primary purpose of the Home Language Survey is to help identify students who may qualify for
support to help them develop the English language skills necessary for success in the classroom and who
may qualify for other services. It is important that this information be correctly recorded since it can
affect the eligibility of students for services they need to be successful in school. Testing may be
necessary to determine whether or not additional language and academic supports are needed. No
student will be placed in an English language development program based solely on responses to this