Guidelines and Academic Programs for Educating EL Students

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, provides guidelines regarding school districts’ legal obligation to language minority students. Following is a summary of these guidelines and additional resources.

First, school districts must identify all students whose first or home language is other than English. Then districts need to assess these students to decide if they are English learners (EL) and need special language help to be successful in the district's academic programs.

Districts must then provide the special language service programs and education approaches that best meets the needs of their EL students.

To learn more about meeting the needs of English Learner students, click on the links below and look for information of interest at the bottom of each page.

Last Modified: 11/7/2019 4:24:23 PM