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English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards


ELP Standards Overview - Provides background on the purpose and design of the ELP Standards.

Proficiency Level Descriptors for English Language Proficiency Standards

ELP Standards - Outlines details of the ELP Standards.

ELP Standards for ELs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities - Outlines ELP Standards as appropriate for ELs with significant cognitive disabilities.

CCSSO English Learners with Disabilities Guide

English Learner Tool Kit - Information and resources from the U.S. Department of Education about serving ELs.

Key Shifts

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Iowa - Iowa’s plan to meet ESSA requirement for LEA Report Card including measures of Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, and Progress in achieving ELP indicators

Cutting to the Common Core, Changing the Playing Field Part 1 and Part 2 - Explore eight shifts to help students from diverse backgrounds be successful in meeting rigorous standards.

The Shifts and ELLs - Tips and strategies for addressing shifts in ELA standards for ELs.