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 2: English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
Guideline: ESSA requires each state to have in place English language proficiency standards (ELPS). The standards describe the proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for ELLs. School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.
States not part of any consortia have developed their own ELPS aligned to their learning standards.