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ELD Guidebook

This guidebook provides assistance to Colorado educators, administrators and school board members in their continuing efforts to address the linguistic and educational needs of ELs by sharing information on legislated and judicially mandated policies as well as best practices and program procedures. 

2019 Guidebook on Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Services for English Learners - Request ELD Guidebook  

The ten sections of the guidebook are:

Section 1: Understanding English Learners (ELs)
Section 2: Federal and State Requirements
Section 3: Understanding the Districts’ Obligation to Identify, Assess and Place ELs
Section 4: Designing Effective Programs to Meet the Needs of ELs
Section 5: Components of an Effective Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)
Section 6: Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Special Education Needs, Gifted and Talented
Section 7: Evaluating and Managing Programs for ELs
Section 8: Family and Community Engagement
Section 9: From Compliance to Commitment: Understanding Secondary ELs
Section 10: Considerations for Educating Refugees

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