- STUDENT’s English proficiency across the CELDT is within the intermediate range. When assessed using the IPT-II, STUDENT’s oral language ability fell one level below the fluent range. Upon further evaluation of STUDENT’s Spanish language academic ability via the WMLS-R, he received a Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) score of three, which is in the intermediate range. Although STUDENT stated he prefers to speak English, STUDENT’s academic language proficiency in English and Spanish are similarly limited. Due to these results, the cognitive assessment for STUDENT was conducted in English, Spanish, and non-verbal modalities.
- Based on review of records, parent and teacher interviews and questionnaires, test results, and this examiner’s informal observations, STUDENT’s conversational skills in English are more developed than in Spanish and are mostly age-appropriate. STUDENT’s academic language proficiency in English, although limited, is emerging and is better developed than her Spanish academic language proficiency which is very limited. As such, it is very difficult to ascertain what her true verbal ability is. Therefore, in order to obtain the most valid results of her skills and abilities at this time, the subsequent cognitive, processing, social/emotional and academic assessment will be conducted either non-verbally or in English as this is her dominant language and the language she is most proficient in.