As of the 2016-2017 school year, Indiana's schools were home to more than 50,500 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Indiana were Spanish, Burmese, German, Arabic, and Chinese. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
Alabama is a member of WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment), joining in 2004. WIDA is a consortium of states dedicated to the design and implementation of high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners.
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Indiana Department of Education
ELL Website: Indiana Department of English Learning and Migrant Education
ELP Standards & Assessment
WIDA in Indiana Website: English Language Development Standards and Assessment
ELP Standards: WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
ELP Assessment: WIDA-ACCESS for ELLs
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: Indiana Office of Student Assessment
NCELA: Title III Information
WIDA: Indiana Contact Information
ESSA: Indiana ESSA State Plan
Indiana Federation of Teachers
The Indiana Federation of Teachers is the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO.
Indiana State Parent Information Resource Center: IN*SOURCE
The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families, individuals & service providers in the state of Indiana the information & training necessary to help assure effective educational programs & appropriate services for individuals with disabilities.
Indiana State Teachers Association
Indiana State Teachers Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.
INTESOL is the Indiana affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and is an all-volunteer group comprised of teachers, professors, administrators and university students.
Indiana: Seal of Biliteracy
Indiana adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2015 (signed into law by then-Governor Mike Pence). The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.