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English Language Learner KnowledgeBase for Administrators & Teachers

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Administrators and Teachers is an online resource supporting both the administration, teaching and execution of programs for English learning students. It offers resources related to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirements and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Task 1: Become Familiar with Legal Requirements

Guideline: Information designed to assist local educational agencies (LEAs), schools and parents in meeting the requirements of parental involvement provisions required under Title I, Part A.




ELL Parental Involvement

Local education agencies (LEAs) must have a process to identify limited English proficient (LEP) parents and provide them with free and effective language assistance, such as translated materials or an appropriate and competent interpreter.

English Language Learners Transition to ESSA

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed, a resolution of disapproval of the accountability and State plans final regulations that were published on November 29, 2016 (81 FR 86076). This guidance document is unaffected by that resolution and remains applicable.  This PDF offers Non-Regulatory Guidance for English Language Learners on Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Elementary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Improving Your Child’s Education: A Guide for Latino Parents

Developed by the Education Trust, "this guide offers Latino parents a number of suggestions on how they can get involved in and be better advocates for the education of their children." The information offers Latino parents the tools to exercise their rights under applicable federal law and regulations.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Resources about Parental Involvement

NCHE website provides information on a variety of topics related to Parental Involvement.




Parent/Family Involvement Policy

The Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) requires schools receiving Title I funds to develop policies addressing their parental involvement program. This document offers guidance and a model policy from the National PTA's National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Program as a resource to assist schools in developing such a policy.



Title 1 School Parent Compact

Title I requires to have parents of and teachers of students in the ELL program to sign a compact.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.