English Language Intake and Assessment Center (ELIAC)
Located at the Educational Services Center, the English Language Intake & Assessment Center (ELIAC) serves all the schools in the district for English Language testing. There are approximately 1500 students in our ELL (English Language Learner) Program and they speak 70+ different languages.
The District currently has 18 ELL Program sites:
16 Elementary Schools (K-6 grade):
Alexander, Borlaug, Coralville Central, Hills, Horn, Kirkwood, Lemme, Lincoln, Lucas, Mann, Penn, Twain, Van Allen, Weber, Wickham, and Wood
3 Junior High schools (7-8 grade):
North Central Jr. High, Northwest Jr. High and South East Jr. High
3 High schools (9-12 grade):
City High, Liberty High and West High
ELL students who do not live in the attendance area of the above schools will attend the ELL school closest to them. See the ELL Program Centers page for more information.
Enrolling an English Language Learner
Students who speak a language other than English or in addition to English must take an English Language proficiency assessment when enrolling in our district as required by law.
When a family goes directly to their neighborhood school, they will complete a document called the Home Language Survey. If a language other than English is spoken in the home, it will be indicated on this form. The building registrar will make an appointment for the student to be assessed.
Sometimes a family may make an appointment for English testing by calling the English Language Assessor at 319-688-1000. The ELL Assessor will set up an appointment via phone and the family will fill out the Home Language Survey during their visit (this may happen if a family learns about the need for an assessment through the District website instead of going directly to their home school).
If you have questions regarding the ELL Progam or ELL Testing, please contact the ELL Assessor at (319) 688-1320. You may also send a text message to (319) 853-8033. Se habla español.
The following documents are required for enrollment in our district:
- Proof of student’s birthdate (an acceptable document would be a birth certificate, passport, or any official document that indicates the student’s name and birthdate)
- Immunization records
- Educational history documents
- Proof of address (acceptable documents include renter’s agreement or utility bill – any document that proves the family is living at their current address)
Please note that these do not need to be brought to the assessment appointment.
If you have questions regarding the ELL Progam or ELL Testing, please contact the ELL Assessor at (319) 688-1320. You may also send a text message to (319) 853-8033.