Maryland: ELL Resources

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As of 2020-21, Maryland’s schools were home to more than 105,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Maryland have been Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, and Urdu.

Maryland 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

Maryland Department of Education

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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: