SDE: English Learners

English Learners

 
Position Statement
The Connecticut State Board of Education (CSBE) believes that high-quality, comprehensive and effective English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education programs are essential to acquire English language proficiency and academic proficiency for students who are English Learners (ELs). The Board believes that research-based instructional practices that support ELs in general education classrooms are essential while they are acquiring English and well after they have exited the intensive programs. Read the CSDE Position Statement and Guidelines for Policy Makers on the Education of Students who are English Language Learners.
 
Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards
On October 7, 2015, the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards were adopted by the Connecticut Board of Education. Beyond understanding common English usage, ELs need to understand the language used for grade-level instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and other content areas. The standards highlight and amplify the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills for using language that are necessary for ELs to be successful in school.
English Learner Data Bulletin 
  • NEW: 2014 - 2015 [PDF]
  • 2011 - 2012 [PDF]

Professional Learning

Bilingual Education Statute

English Learner Identification

Supplement Not Supplant Guidance
Private/Non-Public Schools and English Language Learners
  • Letter regarding Local Education Agency (LEA) responsibilities Revised April 2012 [PDF]
  • Sample letter to private/non-public schools Revised September 25, 2012 [PDF] [DOC]
  • NEW: Title III, Part A - Equitable Services to Private School Students and Teachers, United States Department of Education, June 2009 [PDF]
  • NEW: Title IX, Part E Uniform Provisions Subpart 1 - Private Schools, United States Department of Education, August 2005 [PDF]
Resources for Educators
 
NEW: English Learner Programs & Services in Connecticut Public Schools: A Resource Handbook for Administrators (2nd Edition) [PDF]
 
 
Scientific Research-Based Interventions for English Language Learners: A Handbook to Accompany Connecticut's Framework for RTI [PDF]
 
English Learners and Special Education: A Resource Handbook 2011 [PDF]
 
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Connecticut

Other

CONTACT

    Megan Alubicki Flick 
    English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Consultant
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Academic Office 
    165 Capitol Avenue 
    Hartford, CT 06106
    Telephone: (860) 713-6786
    E-mail:
    megan.alubicki@ct.gov
    Joe Di Garbo
    English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Consultant
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Academic Office 
    165 Capitol Avenue 
    Hartford, CT 06106
    (860) 713-6863
    E-mail:
    joe.digarbo@ct.gov




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