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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Under the terms of a federal project administered by the Maine Department of Education, data must be collected on home language usage for all incoming new students (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12).  Also, schools are required under federal civil rights laws to identify all students whose home language is not English.  Parents and guardians are most qualified to provide the school with this information. Please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire on the reverse side of this page about the language(s) spoken in your home.  After answering the questions, please have your child return the questionnaire to his/her teacher promptly.

You may be assured that the information that you provide in the questionnaire will be used only to assist in planning programs to provide appropriate educational opportunities to all students in your school.  The federal government will receive group data only.  Access to the information provided in the short survey cannot be released without permission from you.  Only those persons with legitimate educational interests will have access to this information.

Do not hesitate to call your school principal if you have questions about the survey.  Thank you for your assistance in helping us meet this requirement.

Sincerely,

Nancy Mullins

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III

(Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students)

 

HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY

 (Name of School Administrative Unit)

 

Student’s Name___________________________________________ Date________________

School__________________________________________________ Grade_______________

  

Please do not leave any question unanswered.

 

1.   What language did your child FIRST speak? ____________________________________

2.    What language do you MOST OFTEN use when speaking to your child at  home?  

       _________________________________

3.   What language does your child MOST OFTEN speak at home?

       _________________________________

4.   What language does your child MOST OFTEN speak outside the home?

      __________________________________                  

Home Language Survey 


TO THE TEACHER:  

Have you observed this student use a language other than English?    ____ Yes      ____ No

 

PLACE THE ORIGINAL OF THIS COMPLETED DOCUMENT IN THE STUDENT'S PERMANENT FOLDER