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ML Qualifications & Forms

Student Eligibility and Placement

  • Eligibility begins with the administration of a Home Language Survey to determine if a language other than English is spoken at home and if the child first spoke a language other than English.
  • If the child speaks a language other than English, the student’s English language ability is measured with the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment within the student’s first 10 days of attendance.
  • Students scoring at the Beginning, Advanced Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Level are eligible for TBIP services. Students who score at the Transitional Level are not eligible.
  • Under federal guidelines, parents must be informed of student placement in a language program within 30 days of placement.


Washington English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

The Washington State English Language Proficiency Standards available at this link: ELD Standards


Home Language Survey: Updated April 2014

The Mead Home Language Survey is available as a PDF via this link: 

Home Language Survey


You can find Washington State Home Language Surveys in 37 languages including: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Chuukese, Karen, Korean, Marshallese, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese on the OSPI website at:


The forms are located about half way down the page under: Resources for Schools and Districts


Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications

You can find applications for free and reduced price meals in 34 different languages on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website at: