As of the 2016-2017 school year, Mississippi’s schools were home to more than 13,000 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Mississippi were Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Gujarati. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Mississippi Department of Education
ELL Website: English Language Learners
ELP Assessment: ELPT Resource Section
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: Mississippi Assessment Program
NCELA: Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: Yes
ESSA: Mississippi ESSA State Plan
The mission of AFT Mississippi, the statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, is to advance the interests of our members and the institutions in which they work.
AMTESOL was founded in 1982, and membership is open to everyone interested in and or involved in the teaching and administration programs in English as a second or foreign language.
Mississippi Association of Educators
Mississippi 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.
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center
The MS PTI staff is made up of dedicated parents of children with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, and professionals who care about the future of all children in Mississippi.
Seal of Biliteracy Update: Mississippi
Mississippi is considering the Seal of Biliteracy. 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. If you are aware of schools or districts that have adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in the state, send an update to the official Seal of Biliteracy site!