The Home Language Survey questions asked in Aeries Online Enrollment include the four standard questions set forth by the California Department of Education as shown in their sample letter. The answers to these questions can be reviewed as part of the import process.
When the student gets imported into Aeries, those answers get stored into the fields on the Language Assessment page (LAC.L1, LAC.L2, LAC.L3, LAC.L4).
As an additional field, separate from the home language survey questions, the student’s reporting language (formerly called Home Language) is stored in the STU.HL field. This field is pre-populated at the time the student is imported, however, the registrar or person importing the student may change this value during the import process.
Currently, the Reporting Language value is pre-populated based on responses the parent gave to the home language survey questions. We are looking for a match in 2 of 3 values for first/primary/home language. If all three are different, the tie is broken by the language spoken by adults, and if that is also different it will use the language with the highest numeric value.
So for example:
If my First is English, Primary is English, At Home is Spanish, and By Adults is Spanish, then the Home/Reporting Language will be set to English.
If my First is English, Primary is Spanish, At Home is Spanish, and By Adults is Spanish, then the Home/Reporting Language will be set to Spanish.