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Information for Referring English Language Learners (ELL) to Special Education

ELL students must receive appropriate English Language Development (ELD) instruction AND appropriate tiered interventions for a period of time long enough to demonstrate whether or not the student is making steady progress BEFORE a special education referral can be considered.

Please remember that Special Education Services are not "extra help" for students but in fact are put in place for students with a diagnosed disability.

Prior to a referral being considered contact ALS for help with your English learners who are struggling.

Help for Struggling English Language Learners