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What is a student at a beginning level of learning a new language able to do? How about a student who is more advanced? Language proficiency standards set guidelines for students' language development and are chosen at the state level. For example, states who are members of the WIDA Consortium use WIDA's English language development standards. Other states, such as California and New York, have their own language proficiency standards. To learn more about your state, see our State Resources section.
Learn more about the steps you can take to properly identify English language learners (ELLs) and place them in an appropriate program of instruction from the following resources.
There are many different kinds of programs for English language learners (ELLs) that involve a variety of supports in students' home language and/or in English. To learn more about how these different programs work, take a look at the resources below.