Florida: ELL Resources
Florida's schools are home to more than 265,500 English language learners. The Florida Department of education notes that while Spanish is the dominant language of Florida's ELLs, students speak more than 300 languages.
Florida is a member of WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment). WIDA is a consortium of states dedicated to the design and implementation of high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners which offers states programming for identifying and annually assessing the English language development of its English learners.
Note: For additional state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub.
State ELL Resources
Florida Department of Education
- State ELL Website: English Language Learners
- Multilingual Certifications: Florida Seal of Biliteracy
- NCELA: Title III Information
- WIDA: Florida Contact Information
- Central Florida TESOL
- Sunshine State TESOL
- Florida Education Association
- Florida Center for Reading Research
- Florida State Parent Information Resource Centers
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.