Legislative Updates

Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency - IN

February 2022, Currently the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency states that a candidate must pass not only one of the Language Exams recognized by the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Board of Education, but they have to pass the ISTEP-10 to show English Proficiency. Unfortunately, with the new Graduation Pathways, they are not going to give the ISTEP-10 anymore. Therefore, students will not be elegible under current guidelines. The IDOE and the SBOE are working to rewrite it to accept the SAT/ACT/ASFAB. We are waiting for the SBOE to put exact numbers on those exams for graduation, and we will be using those same scores for the CoMP.

Title VI

February 2022 - IN Sen. Young sponsored a bill to continue funding Title VI as well as the Fullbright Scholarships. This has now passed both houses of Congress. JNCL-NCLIS Update

IN - HB1134

March 1, 2022 - HB1134 is DEAD!!

JNCL-NCLIS - America's Languages Caucus

December 2021 - Please send a Thank You letter to Sen. Braun for joining the America's Languages Caucus, as one of the first Republican Senators to join this new Caucus!! Very excited that Indiana is represented in this important Caucus.