English Learners Overview

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According to the US Department of Education, "There are 5.5 million LEP (Limited English Proficient) students who attend US public schools and who speak more than 440 different native languages."

Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, all schools are being held accountable and must demonstrate that English Learners are making progress towards English proficiency.  There is much research that needs to be completed demonstrating evidence based instruction for this population of students.  Blended learning, technology tools, adaptive software and bilingual literacy are some of the innovations and methods proposed.  This section includes educator  resources for the EL teacher. 


1 http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/lepfactsheet.html