School districts in all parts of the country have struggled with how to identify, support, and reclassify English learners (ELs) with disabilities. The result has been the over- and under-identification rates of ELs as having a disability. The Missouri Department of Education has published this guide to support districts in appropriately identifying ELs with disabilities and determining is a student with a disability is also an EL. The guide helps districts evaluate the support the student is receiving and decide how and when to exit students from their EL status.
English Learners with Special Needs
English Learner Identification