Are elementary and middle school students tested for the ELP?

Posted by: Lorri Heneveld

In grades K - 2, students are not tested for the Extended Learning Program. In grades 1 and 2, your child may be invited to participate in a primary enrichment class during the second semester. If your child is selected to receive this service, you will be asked to sign a form stating that your child may be pulled from the regular education classroom for these services and that this does not mean formal placement into the Extended Learning Program.

In grade 3, the school district screens all students for the Extended Learning Program. This screening takes place during district specified weeks. The first screening is in the first quarter of the school year. For students who are not present during the first screening week, a second opportunity will occur for one week in the last quarter of the school year. The school will send out notification to parents prior to each testing week. Parents will receive the results of testing in the mail, or during parent teacher conferences if testing falls the week prior to conferences. The ELP teacher in your child's building is available to answer any questions you might have about the test.

In grades 4 - 6, students are tested throughout the school year as they are referred. Testing takes place soon after the parent signs a form giving the ELP teacher permission to test. You will be notified of the results as soon as possible after testing takes place.

If your child is home schooled through the FNSBSD B.E.S.T. program, evaluation for students in grade 3 is arranged by the ELP Program Facilitator.  Evaluation for students in grades 4 - 8 is arranged by the ELP teacher at the student's transportation zone school.  Grades 4-6 may be tested when referred.  Grades 7-8 will take place during the testing week determined by the district. 

Students who are enrolled in out of district home schools such as IDEA or Raven and students who are enrolled in private schools such as ICS or Monroe, are required to also be enrolled in the FNSBSD in order to receive testing or services for ELP. 

Students enrolled in charter schools, including those in the FNSBSD, are not tested or served for ELP.

Lorri Heneveld