|English Language Learner (ELL) Program
Hawaii State Department of Education
English Language Learner (ELL) Program, Hawaii Department of Education
The statewide English Language Learner (ELL) Program ensures students with limited English proficiency have access to educational opportunities by providing services that assist these students with the attainment of English language proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student achievement standards all students are expected to meet. Services to ELL Program students include instructional services consisting of English as a Second Language (ESL) type instruction and acculturation activities. The ELL Program supports Hawaii Department of Education’s mission to provide standards-based education through supplementaryinstructional and acculturation activities.
Services to ELL Program students implement the requirements of many laws. Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Title III) is one of the laws being implemented. Title III requires ELL Program students attain English proficiency, and meet the same challenging academic standards all students are expected to meet. Services provided through the ELL Program also implement the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its regulations, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal funds. With regard to students with limited English proficiency, Title VI and its regulations require that these students are able to participate in, or benefit from, regular or special education instructional programs.
The following standards and documents help to guide the ELL Program instruction for students in the acquisition of language and academic content. The documents themselves are also linked below.
There are two assessments used to identify and provide appropriate services for students.
For more information about your school’s ELL Program, you may contact your school principal . For general questions and more information about the state ELL program, or about Title III, you may contact:
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