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Limited English Guidelines

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Definition of Limited English (LEP) Students

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) gathers English Language Learner statistical information during the fall reporting process of public school students.

The definition of limited English student is as follows:

Column 1 and Column 2
all students meet one or more of the following:   As a result of the circumstances in listed in Column 1:
Is age 3 through 21;  

Whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual:

  • The ability to meet the State proficient level of achievement on State assessment described in 111(b)(3) of No Child Left Behind;
  • The ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English;/OR
  • The opportunity to participate fully in society.
Is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;  
Was NOT born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English'  
is Native American or Alaskan Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and  
comes from an environment where a language other than English has a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiently; OR  
is migratory, and whose native language is a language other than English and who comes from an environment where a language other English is dominate.  
     
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