Special Education and ELLs: ELL Programs and Support

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One of the most important questions to ask when English language learners (ELLs) are struggling is whether they are receiving sound instruction by educators who are familiar with best practices for language acquisition. This section highlights some of those practices and offers some guiding questions for evaluating whether particular groups of students are succeeding.

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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.