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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: Monitoring and Exiting English Language Learners from the ELL Language Support Program

Guideline: Before developing the policies and procedures for exiting ELL students from an ELL program, school district staff members should familiarize themselves with the legal aspects and OCR guidelines.




Getting Ready for College: What ELL Students Need to Know

This AdLit article focuses on college-bound ELLs. For ELLs, the challenges of going to college and finding the right opportunities can be overwhelming, but ELL teachers can play an important role helping students apply to college and preparing for the application process as well. This article offers some great ideas for ways that you can support ELL students as they consider their future plans.




Dear Colleagues Letter and Guidance: English Language Learners and Limited English Proficient Parents

This Dear Colleagues letter developed by the Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice, describes the responsibilities of districts and schools to provide equal educational opportunities to language minority students. This site offers this document in alternate languages.

OCR PAR Issues Brochure - Exit Criteria Guidelines

This document contains the exit criteria section from the OCR Region VII office's Profile, Assessment, and Resolution (PAR) Region pilot project. The brochure provides guidance on exiting ELL students.




NCES Assessments for Early Childhood Longitudinal Program (ECLS)

The ECLS-K questionnaires are available on this National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) website to view, download, and print as PDF files. 

Programs for ELLs - Transition from ELL Services

This document from the Office for Civil Rights provides guidance on establishing programs for ELLs. This reference offers questions that may be used as a checklist in developing a description of the transition procedures.

Serving ELLs Who Opt Out of the English Learner Programs

LEAs must continue to monitor the English language proficiency (ELP) and academic progress of students who opt out of ELL programs and service.

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