On January 7, 2015, the Departments of Education and Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) which outlined legal obligations to English Learners under civil rights laws.
The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling these obligations.
The Toolkit has 10 chapters (one for each section of the DCL), and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.
New Download the entire English Learner Tool Kit (PDF, 8MB)
Cover Page (PDF, 335KB)
English Introduction (PDF, 294KB)
Identifying All English Learner Students (PDF, 1.5MB)
Staffing and Supporting an EL Program (PDF, 921KB)
Addressing English Learners with Disabilities (PDF, 1.27MB)
Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs (PDF, 386KB)
To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. Braille, large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Amanda Feliciano by phone, 202-401-1339 or email at: Amanda.Feliciano@ed.gov.