Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification


< Back

Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Audrey Lesondak
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
5/12/2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8/26/2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

The May 12 session has been adjusted to account for schools out of session due to COVID-19 Safer-at-Home order.  The session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification. Specific attention will be paid to considerations for students not attending brick-and-mortar schools. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification.

Session 1 will take place on Wednesday, May 12 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom.

Session 2 will take place on Tuesday, August 26 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 


  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others


Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

By registering for an event with CESA 2, participants agree to grant to CESA 2 and its authorized representatives permission to record digital photos and/or video, of their participation. Participants further agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, brochure, or other printed materials used to promote CESA 2, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation. If you do not wish to have your photo or image used, please contact us at