Special Education and ELLs: Policy and Guidelines

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What do educators of English language learners need to know about special education laws and guidelines?  What is the role of the state in determining policy and guidelines for identifying, assessing, and teaching ELLs with special needs?  Why do rates of ELLs in special education vary dramatically by state?  The following resources address these questions and more.

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State Resources

These statewide resources, modules, and guidebooks also have extensive information, support materials, and translated forms regarding dually-identified students:


This resource section was made possible through our partnership with the National Education Association. Additional support was provided by the American Federation of Teachers.