Nevada: ELL Resources

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About 17% of Nevada's students are English language learners (ELLs). In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Nevada have been 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.

Note: For more state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub. In addition, this page features articles and videos with Juliana Urtubey, a National Teacher of the Year and Nevada Teacher of the Year.

State ELL Resources

Nevada Department of Education

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Note: Regulations change with time. If you see something that needs updating, please send an e-mail to Colorín Colorado. For more detailed information regarding ELL guidelines and policies at the state and federal levels, please see the following:


National Center for Education Statistics. (2018.) English language learner (ELL) students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2016. 

U.S. Department of Education. Our Nation’s English Learners. Most Common Non-English Languages Spoken by English Learners.