English Learner Education

English Learners with Disabilities

Data shows that many English Learners are inappropriately identified as students with disabilities, while other ELs' disabilities are overlooked, leading to a lack of necessary services. Through the resources provided on this page, DESE seeks to support educators' understanding of the complexities of identifying and supporting ELs with disabilities. It is essential that as Massachusetts educators, we pay close attention to the specific needs of our students.

Evaluating ELs for Special Education and Related Services

Using MTSS

Culturally responsive practices

Collaboration

Appropriate Accommodations

Additional Resources

Last Updated: December 9, 2020

 
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