The English Learner Tool Kit (now updated to align with ESSA) helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling these obligations. The Toolkit has 10 chapters (one for each section of the DCL), and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.
On January 7, 2015, the Departments of Education and Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) which outlined legal obligations to English Learners under civil rights laws.
The English Learner Toolkit (now updated to align with ESSA) helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling these obligations.
English Learner Toolkit
The Toolkit has 10 chapters (one for each section of the DCL), and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.
English Learner Toolkit - Chapters
|English Cover Page
Chapter 1 Identifying all English Learner Students
Chapter 2 Providing English Learners with a Language Assistance Program
Chapter 3 Staffing and Supporting an EL Program
Chapter 4 Meaningful Access to Core Curricular, Extra Curricular Programs
Chapter 5 Creating an Inclusive Environment and Avoiding Unnecessary Segregation
Chapter 6 Addressing English Learners with Disabilities
Chapter 7 Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs
Chapter 8 Monitoring and Exiting English Learners from EL Services and Programs
Chapter 9 Evaluating the Effectiveness of a District's EL Programs
Chapter 10 Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents
To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. Braille, large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Melissa Escalante by phone, 202-987-1745 or email at: Melissa.Escalante@ed.gov.