The home language survey is the tool most often used by state departments of education as the first step in identifying students who qualify for English learner student services.

However, many parents and educators worry that existing home language surveys may be missing the mark when it comes to revealing accurate information about language skills or exposure to English language and literacy. Inaccurate data can lead to the misidentification of English learner students, cutting those students off from services designed to help them succeed in the classroom.

This report presents the Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment, a 15-minute self-assessment tool that aims to help state departments of education and school districts improve the quality of data collected through home language surveys and more accurately identify English learner students.

Visit the Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment resource page to learn more and download your copy.