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ELD Guidebook

This guidebook provides assistance to Colorado educators, administrators and school board members in their continuing efforts to address the linguistic and educational needs of ELs by sharing information on legislated and judicially mandated policies as well as best practices and program procedures. 

Guidebook on Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Services for English Learners - updated October 2016.  

The nine sections of the guidebook are:

Section 1: Understanding ELs
Section 2: Understanding the Districts’ Obligation to Identify, Assess and Place ELs
Section 3: Designing Effective Programs to Meet the Needs of ELs
Section 4: Components of an Effective LIEP
Section 5: MTSS, Special Education Needs, Gifted and Talented
Section 6: Evaluating and Managing Programs for ELs
Section 7: Family and Community Engagement
Section 8: Understanding Secondary English Learners
Section 9: Considerations for Educating Refugees

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