This is the sixth chapter of the English Learner Tool Kit, which is intended to help state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) meet their obligations to English Learners (ELs). This tool kit should be read in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Dear Colleague Letter on “English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents” published in January 2015, which outlines SEAs’ and LEAs’ legal obligations to ELs under civil rights laws and other federal requirements.
The tookit covers the following areas:
- Refferral, identification, assessment, and service delivery to ELs with disabilities
- Considering the influence on language differences and disability on learning behavors
- Developing an IEP for an English Learner with a disability (including a checklist of considerations)
- How to use data from the Office of Civil Rights' Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)
- Selecting appropriate accomodations for students with disabilities