Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency: The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency is an award designated on a student’s transcript that shows that the student has attained a high level of proficiency, sufficient for meaningful use in college and a career in one or more languages in addition to English. To find out more information, click here!
Home Language Survey (HLS)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, Language Minority Compliance Procedures, requires school districts and charter schools to determine the language(s) spoken in each student’s home in order to identify their specific language needs. This information is essential in order for schools to provide meaningful instruction for all students as outlined in Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982).
The purpose of this survey is to determine the primary or home language of the student. The HLS must be given to all students enrolled in the school district/charter school. The HLS is administered one time, upon initial enrollment in Indiana, and remains in the student's cumulative file.
Please note that the answers to the survey below are student-specific. If a language other than English is recorded for ANY of the survey questions below, the English proficiency placement tests (W-APT for Kindergarten or WIDA Screener for grades 1-12) will be administered to determine whether or not the student will qualify for additional English language development support.
Please answer the following questions regarding the language spoken by the student:
The Home Language Survey Form has been translated into 12 languages.
Migrant Work Survey
The purpose of the work survey is to have proper identification of migrant students for additional educational support.
Qualifications for Migrant Education Program
Work Survey Procedures