Arizona: ELL Resources
As of 2019, Arizona's schools were home to nearly 75,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common languages spoken by ELLs in Arizona have been Spanish, Vietnamese, Navajo, and Somali. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
Note: For additional state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub.
State ELL Resources
Arizona Department of Education
- ELL Website: Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS)
- Indian Education: Office of Indian Education
- Multilingual Certifications: Arizona Seal of Biliteracy
- NCELA: Title III Information
Research and Reports
Note: Regulations change with time. These guidelines were compiled in January of 2012 and updated in May 2022. If you see something that needs updating, please send an e-mail to Colorín Colorado. For more detailed information regarding ELL guidelines and policies at the state and federal levels, please see the following:
U.S. Department of Education. Our Nation’s English Learners. Most Common Non-English Languages Spoken by English Learners.