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Renton School District

Multi-Lingual Learner (MLL) Services

Enrollment in MLL

  1. Student registers at their school, filling out the Home Language Survey.
  2. The Home Language Survey inquires if a language other than English is mostly spoken by the student at home (question #3) or if a language other than English was the student’s first language (question #2).
  • No student will be placed in an English language development program based solely on responses to this form.
  1. If the answers to either question #2 or #3 are a language other than English, or English AND another language, the student will be given the WIDA screener to determine the level of their English proficiency.
  • Students who score with limited overall proficiency levels on the screener are eligible for MLL services. Students who score Proficient overall are not eligible for MLL services.
  1. Parents/guardians are notified in writing within 30 days of the student taking the WIDA screener if their student qualifies for MLL services.

Services Offered

Exiting MLL

Students remain in the MLL program until they have mastered the skills needed to pass the annual ACCESS, which is given each spring. Students who have exited the program are monitored for 2 additional years to ensure continued success in the mainstream classroom.

Parents/guardians will receive a letter and the test results indicating if their child passed the ACCESS.