English Language Learners

 According to the federal government, an LEP/ELL is an individual:
(A) who is 3 to 21 years of age; and
(B) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary or secondary school; and
(C)(i) who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English;
(ii)(I) who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and
(II) who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual’s level of English language proficiency; or
(iii) who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and
(D) whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual -
(i) the ability to meet the State’s proficient level of achievement on State assessments described in Section 111 (b)(3);
(ii) the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
(iii) the opportunity to participate fully in society

The links below will lead you to additional information about English Language Learners

"ELLs are the fastest growing segment of the student population."

- National Council for Teachers of English

State Advisory Council

Purpose

The Rhode Island LEP/ELL Advisory Council is an active group of stakeholders who provide a voice for all English Learners to advise the Commissioner of Education at the Rhode Island Department of Education on all things related to the education of this important and unique group of students. Our goal is to ensure that ELs receive superior educational services enabling each learner to achieve optimum success throughout their school careers and to be college and career ready following graduation from Rhode Island schools.

MEETING DATES:

  • Monday, September 28, 2015
  • Monday, November 30, 2015
  • Monday, February 29, 2016
  • Monday, May 2, 2016

MEETING Location:

  • Providence College - Room to be determined 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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ELL STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL OFFICERS:

  • Julie A. Motta, Chair         
  • Laurie Grupp, Vice Chair
  • Richard Kucal, Vice Chair
  • Cathy Fox, Membership Secretary
  • Elizabeth Alexander, Recording Secretary

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