The School Leaders Risk Management Association presents:
Educating and Evaluating the English Language Learner:
Self-Audit and Best Practices Part 2
SLRMA is pleased to present Part 2 of its English Language Learner Services and Education: Self-Audit Checklist and Best Practices for School Districts. This part will assist your school district in assessing the efficacy of educating and evaluating the English Language Learner. We ate SLRMA believe this checklist and best practices, when used in conjunction with Part 1, will enable your school district to maintain an effective ELL program consistent with the requirements of the applicable law.
The federal government is taking a closer look at districts’ ELL programs and their efficacy. By reviewing your school’s program now prior to the 2015-2016 school year, your district will be that much further ahead and your program will not get lost in the translation should an audit be undertaken.
English Language Learner Services and Education:
Self-Audit Checklist and Best Practices for School Districts Part 1
June 16, 2015
With the increasing number of ELL students being enrolled in public schools, school districts must ensure students with limited English proficiency can meaningfully participate in their educational programs and services as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In January of this year, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights jointly issued a Guidance to assist school districts and public schools with meeting their legal obligations to ELL students. It is clear these government watchdog groups are closely monitoring schools’ education of ELL students to ensure compliance with federal requirements...