Washington: ELL Resources
Washington’s schools are home to over 130,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Washington have been Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, and Chinese. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
Note: For additional state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub.
State ELL Resources
Washington Department of Education
- State ELL Website: Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP)
- Migrant Education: Migrant and Bilingual Education
- Multilingual Certifications: Seal of Biliteracy
- NCELA: Title III Information
Research and Reports
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.