Ohio English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards and the Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for English Language Proficiency describe expectations for the effective instruction of all students who are English learners, including those with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards apply to all English learners attending Ohio’s public and nonpublic schools in grades K-12. 

Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for English Language Proficiency address the language development of all English learners with the most significant cognitive disabilities. They correspond to the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards and are the basis for the Alternate Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment. Educators are encouraged to use the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards and Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for English Language Proficiency for the continuum of students who are English learners, including those with significant cognitive disabilities, in English language arts, math, science and social studies. 

The Ohio K-12 ELP Standards were formally adopted with the July 29, 2021 Superintendent's Memo to Ohio Educational Agencies about EL Standards.

Ohio's ELP Standards

Ohio Learning Standards-Extended for ELP

Instructional Guide and Resources for English Learners

The purpose of the Instructional Guide and Resources for English Learners is to serve as a resource to school district personnel in the use of the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to inform instruction and support ELLs in their development of English language communication skills needed for success in school.

Last Modified: 7/9/2024 2:22:09 PM