As of the 2016-2017 school year, Nevada’s schools were home to over 75,000 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Nevada were Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog, Chinese, and Vietnamese. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
Nevada 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.
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Nevada Department of Education
ELL Website: Nevada ELL Website
ELP Standards & Assessment
ELP Standards: WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
ELP Assessment: WIDA-ACCESS for ELLs
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: Nevada State Assessments
NCELA: Title III Information
WIDA: Nevada Contact Information
Common Core State Standards: Yes
ESSA: Nevada ESSA State Plan
Nevada State Education Association
Nevada State Education 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.
Professional Language Association of Nevada (PLAN)
The mission of PLAN is:
- To stimulate the interest of all peoples everywhere in the learning and preserving of skills in world languages;
- To foster discussion and interchange of ideas relative to the study and teaching of languages;
- To recognize excellence in the study and teaching of world languages through participation in the activities of the Association;
- To support language instructors at all levels (primary, secondary, post-secondary) by providing resources and establishing relationships with other educators;
- To join with affiliate organizations at state, regional and national levels in advocating for the learning of world languages.
The mission of Nevada PEP is to increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.
Nevada: Seal of Biliteracy
Nevada adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2015. 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.