English Language Learners

Ohio Department of Education Link



  • Revised Assessment Accommodations for English Learners  
  • Teach to Lead Summit Supporting English Learners
  • Long-term Goal for English Learners
  • Ohio Language Usage Survey
  • Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener
  • Literacy and Language and Instruction for English Learners
  • Dates and Upcoming Events 


English Language Learners are students whose primary or home language is other than English who need special language assistance in order to effectively participate in school instructional programs. 


English Learner (EL)

The term English Learner refers to those students whose native or home language is other than, or in addition to, English, and whose current limitations in the ability to understand, speak, read or write in English inhibit their effective participation in a school's educational program and their ability to achieve the required academic standards. The terms English Language Learner (ELL) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) are other terms that refer to the same group of students.
English Language Learner (ELL)
The term English Language Learner is another term used for English Learner and for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.


Ohio Department of Education Resources

Guidelines for the Identification and Assessment of Limited English Proficiency Students

Guidelines for Referral and Identification of English Learners with Disabilities

Ohio Department of Education - English Learners

Ohio English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards


OELPA (Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment)



Translated Family Reports

Domain Exemptions for Students with Disabilities 


Multi-tiered Systems of Support for English Learners


(Model Demonstration Research sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education) 

Meeting the Needs of English Learners With and Without Disabilities - Brief 1 

Effective Practices for English Learners

Brief 1: Meeting the Needs of English Learner Through a Multi-tiered Instructional Framework

Brief 2: Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making

Brief 3: Core and Supplemental English as a Second Language Literacy Instruction for English Learners

Brief 4: Core and Supplemental Bi-literacy Instruction for English Learners 

Brief 5: Professional Development to Support a Multi-tiered Instructional Framework 



Colorín Colorado- A bilingual site for educators and families of English Language Learners 

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 

The Office of Head Start's Dual Language Learner Toolkit 

Contact Information

Sonia Stevenson
Cell: 216-571-2779


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