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ELD Guidebook

2019 Guidebook on Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Services for English Learners

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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 Sections:

  • Chapter 1: Understanding English Learners (ELs)
  • Chapter 2: Federal and State Requirements
  • Chapter 3: Understanding the Districts’ Obligation to Identify, Assess and Place ELs
  • Chapter 4: Designing Effective Programs to Meet the Needs of ELs
  • Chapter 5: Components of an Effective Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)
  • Chapter 6: Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Special Education Needs, Gifted and Talented
  • Chapter 7: Evaluating and Managing Programs for ELs
  • Chapter 8: Family and Community Engagement
  • Chapter 9: From Compliance to Commitment: Understanding Secondary ELs
  • Chapter 10: Considerations for Educating Refugees