As of the 2016-2017 school year, Louisiana’s schools were home to more than 21,500 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Louisiana were Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese, and French. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Louisiana Department of Education
ELL Website: Resources for English Learners
ELP Standards & Assessment
ELP Standards: Louisiana Connectors for ELLs
ELP Assessments: English Language Proficiency Screener (ELPS) / English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: Louisiana Assessment Website
NCELA: Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: Yes
ESSA: Louisiana ESSA State Plan
Louisiana Association of Educators
Louisiana Association of Educators 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.
Louisiana Federation of Teachers
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is a state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers that represents the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers.
Louisiana State Parent Information Resource Center (Harahan, LA)
Volunteers of America's central purpose for providing the Louisiana Parental Information & Resource Centers program is to promote the educational success of at-risk youth.
Louisiana State CPRC (New Orleans, LA)
Pyramid Community Parent Resource central purpose for providing the Louisiana Parental Information & Resource Centers program is to promote the educational success of at-risk youth.
LaTESOL is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the professional development of the teacher of ESOL within the state of Louisiana.
Louisiana: Seal of Biliteracy
Louisiana adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2014. 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.