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Bilingual/English Language Learner (ELL) Education

Under Title I Parental Notification requirements, a school using funds under this part or Title III, no later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, must inform the parent or parents of an English language learner (ELL) student that their child has been identified for participation in a language instruction educational program. If a child has not been identified as an ELL prior to the beginning of the school year, then the parents must be notified within two weeks of the child's placement in a language instruction educational program.
 
For more information, please click the link below:

English Language Learner Parent Notification Requirements

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For a full overview of all regulations and rights pertaining to Bilingual and ELL Education, click on the links below: 

New Jersey State Requirements

Civil Rights Policy

ELLs and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Assessment

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.  

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.  The purpose of the assessment is to: 

  • Helps students and families understand students’ current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.

  • Serves as one of multiple measures used to determine whether students are prepared to exit English language support programs.

  • Generates information that assists in determining whether ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support.

  • Provides teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.

  • Provides districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.

  • Meets, and exceeds, federal requirements for the monitoring and reporting of ELLs' progress toward English language proficiency.

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Additional Resources for Parents


Parent Handbook to New Jersey Schools


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Parent and Student Practice Activities


Learning English: Parent and Student Activities

Five Minute English: Practice Exercises

Online Language Lab: Repeat After Us

Student Activities: Starfall