The term “English language learner” is defined by English Language Learners: ESL and ELD Programs and Services: Policies and Procedures for Ontario Elementary and Secondary Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (2007).
Section 2.9.3 of English Language Learners states, “English language learners should take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test when they have acquired the level of proficiency in English required for success.”
Ensure decisions regarding special provisions are made:
- prior to the test
- for each student individually
- in consultation with the student and parents or guardians, or the adult student, and with the appropriate educators
English language learners can receive the following special provision:
- Extended periodic supervised breaks
English language learners who have special education needs and an Individual Education Plan are entitled to accommodations. Refer to the Accommodations section for more information.