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English Learner Education

Blueprint for English Learner Success

Pillar 3: Opportunity and Support

From the Vision: English learners have equitable access to meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities that build on their cultural and linguistic assets and the academic, linguistic, social, and emotional supports they need to excel.

Building Block 2: Academic and linguistic supports

Level: District

  • District leaders provide training and planning support to schools for implementing the Massachusetts Tiered System of Support and monitor the provision of tiered instruction and supports to ELs.

  • District leaders align and coordinate fiscal and human resources to ensure that ELs (including SLIFE, ELs with disabilities, and newcomers) receive ESL, native language instructional supports, and services tailored to their unique academic and linguistic needs.

  • District leaders monitor ELs' achievement in the content areas and progress in acquiring English by reviewing data and establishing policies and procedures to improve outcomes for ELs.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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