Utah: ELL Resources
Utah’s schools are home to more than 55,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Utah have been Spanish, Navajo, Arabic, Somali, and Vietnamese. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
Utah 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 additional state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub.
State ELL Resources
Utah State Office of Education
- State ELL Website: Title III English Learners, Immigrants, and Refugees
- Dual Immersion Instruction: Dual Immersion
- Multilingual Certifications: Utah Legislation and Guidelines for Utah Seal of Biliteracy
- NCELA: Title III Information
- WIDA: Utah Contact Information
Note: Regulations change with time. These guidelines were compiled in January of 2012 and updated in May 2022. 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:
U.S. Department of Education. Our Nation’s English Learners. Most Common Non-English Languages Spoken by English Learners.