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: State

  • The Department provides guidance on the implementation of Massachusetts Tiered System of Support and monitors ELs' access to all academic and linguistic supports available in the district.

  • The Department provides guidance on best instructional practices for all ELs (including SLIFE, ELs with disabilities, and newcomers).

  • The Department provides data reports to assist districts in monitoring ELs' achievement in the content areas and progress in acquiring English; the Department also shares evidence-based resources designed specifically for teachers of ELs.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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