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English Language Learners

Guidance and Laws

Guidance on Programming for ELLs

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New Initial Identification Criteria - WIDA Screener for grades 1-12
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Guidance on Identification, Assessment, Placement, and Reclassification of English Language Learners
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Massachusetts Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Definition and Guidance
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Guidance for Defining and Implementing Two Way Immersion and Transitional Bilingual Education Programs
Next Generation ESL Curriculum Project: ESL Curriculum Resource Guide

Laws and Related Documents

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Coordinated Program Review Procedures, School District Information Package

Federal Laws

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Federal Civil Rights Law concerning limited English proficient students
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Title III Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students (legislation)
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U.S. Department of Education Title III desk top reference

State Laws

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603 CMR 14.00: Education of English Learners Regulations
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Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71a


Last Updated: October 11, 2017
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