English Learner Tool Kit

ELL – English Language Learner

The following information is from the US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition.

On January 7, 2015, the Departments of Education and Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) which outlined legal obligations to English Learners under civil rights laws.

The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling these obligations.

The Toolkit has 10 chapters (one for each section of the DCL), and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.

Cover Page
Chapter 1 – Identifying All English Learner Students
Chapter 2 – Providing English Learners with a Language Assistance Program
Chapter 3 – Staffing and Supporting an EL Program
Chapter 4 – Meaningful Access to Core Curricular, Extra Curricular Programs
Chapter 5 – Creating an Inclusive Environment and Avoiding Unnecessary Segregation
Chapter 6 – Addressing English Learners with Disabilities
Chapter 7 – Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs
Chapter 8 – Monitoring and Exiting English Learners from EL Programs and Services
Chapter 9 – Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Districts EL Program
Chapter 10 – Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents

To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. Braille, large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Amanda Feliciano by phone, 202-401-1339 or email at [email protected].