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Child Care Reporting--Child is English Learner


Child is English Learner

Description

English learner students are those students for whom there is a report of a primary language other than English on the state-approved Home Language Survey and who, on the basis of the state approved oral language (grades kindergarten through grade twelve) assessment procedures and literacy (grades three through twelve only), have been determined to lack the clearly defined English language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing necessary to succeed in the school's regular instructional programs. (R30-LC).

Where to Find It

This information is collected on the CD-9600 Confidential Application for Child Development Services and Certification of Eligibility and located in Section IV, Data on Children: Is Child limited English Proficient?

Rules and Guidelines

Error Messages and Solutions

"Child is English Learner" information provided is invalid. [801A File Transfer] (effective with the July 2013 report month)
Problem

The information provided for “Child is English Learner” is invalid because it contains information other than "Y", "N", or blank.

Solution

Confirm the file contains “Y”, “N”, or the field is blank for this question.

Answer to Child is English Learner is required. [801A File Transfer], [[801A Web Input] (effective with the September 2013 report month)
Problem

The question “Child is English Learner” has not been answered.

Solution

For agencies submitting their CDD-801A via an electronic file, confirm the file contains “Y”, “N”, or the field is blank for this question.

For agencies submitting their CDD-801A via Web Input, confirm you have selected "Yes", "No", or "Not Applicable" from the dropdown list.

"Child is English Learner" must be answered “Yes” or “No” (Y or N in upload file) because child’s date of birth indicates they are kindergarten through twelfth grade age. [801A File Transfer], [801A Web Input] (effective with the July 2013 report month)
Problem

The child’s date of birth indicates this child is of school-age (kindergarten through twelfth grade) but you have not answered Yes (Y) or No (N) to this question.

Solution

Confirm the “Child’s Date of Birth.” Confirm the answer to the question “Child is English Learner.” Confirm that you have entered “Yes (Y) or No (N) for this question.

“Child is English Learner” must be answered “Not Applicable” in web input or blank in upload file when the child is too young to be enrolled in kindergarten or too old to be enrolled in high school. [801A File Transfer], [801A Web Input] (effective with the July 2013 report month)
Problem

The child’s date of birth indicates this child is not school-age (kindergarten through twelfth grade) but you have answered “Yes” or “No” to this question.

Solution

Confirm the “Child’s Date of Birth.” Confirm the answer to the question “Child is English Learner.” Confirm that you have indicated selected “Not Applicable” from the dropdown list on the web input page or left the field blank in the upload file.

FAQs About Child is English Learner

Question 1

How do I know if the child is an English learner?

Answer

The child data section of the CD-9600 contains a column labeled “Is child limited English proficient?” If this section contains a “Y” then this indicates the child is an English Learner. If it contains an “N” then this means the child is not an English learner.

Question 2

What if the family files does not contain this information?

Answer

This information is required on the CD-9600. If it is missing, you will need to contact the family and update the information in the family file.

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | cdmis@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-1907
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