ESU 15 English Learner Program

ESU 15 provides to schools an EL Coordinator to help identify English Learners (EL) and implement a program to meet their needs. This coordinator works with school districts so that:

  1. EL students develop full proficiencies in English in the domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing,

  2. EL students are challenged in academic content to enable them to meet performance standards in all content areas,

  3. EL students receive instruction that builds on their previous education and cognitive abilities and that reflects their language proficiency levels,

  4. EL students are evaluated with appropriate and valid assessments that are aligned to state and local standards and that take into account the language acquisition stages and cultural background of students,


  5. EL students are held to the same high expectations of learning established for all students.