The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, Language Minority Compliance Procedures, requires school districts and charter schools to determine the language(s) spoken in each student's home in order to identify their students as outlined Plyer v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982).
The Purpose of this survey is to determine the primary or home language of the student. The HLS must be given to all students enrolled in the school district/ charter school. The HLS is administered one time, upon initial enrollment in South Carolina, and remains in the student's permanent record.
Please note that the answers to the survey below are student-specific. If a language other than English is recorded for ANY of the survey questions below, the W-APT will be administered to determine whether or not the student will qualify for additional English language development support.