English Language Learners

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-Ohio Department of Education

Guidelines for Referral and Identification of English Language Learners with Disabilities-Ohio Department of Education

Information and Guidelines from the Lau Resource Center: Definitions and Various Topics

Lau Resource Center-Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department Of Education-English Language Learners

Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)

Ohio English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

Contact Information

Sonia Stevenson
Cell: 216-571-2779