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R30 Language Census

Language Census (Form R30-LC)

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The Language Census (form R30-LC) is an annual data collection that takes place in March and is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect the following categories of data: number of English learner students (EL) and fluent-English-proficient (FEP) students in California public schools (kindergarten through grade twelve) by grade and primary language; the number of EL students enrolled in instructional settings or receiving services by type; the number of students redesignated from EL to FEP from the prior year; and the number of certified staff members providing instructional services to EL students. (R30-LC)

Note: English learner (EL) students were formerly known as limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. This change was made in the spring of 1999.


Why is it important?

  • Census data determines:
    • Supplemental funding (EIA-LEP and EIA-SCE funds)          
    • Demographic Shifts
    • Compliance in teacher certification
    • Compliance in student program placement
    • Compliance in implementation of programs for EL students

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