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English Language Development Guidebook
2019 ELD Guidebook: Designing, Delivering, and Evaluating Services for English Learners
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. ELD Guidebook: Forward and Guiding Principles.
The complete 2020 ELD Guidebook will be posted in January. Chapters linked below have been updated November 2019.
- Chapter 1: Understanding English Learners
- Chapter 2: Federal and State Requirements
- Chapter 3: Understanding the Districts’ Obligation to Identify, Assess, Place, Monitor and Exit English Learners
- Chapter 4: Designing Effective Programs to Meet the Needs of English Learners
- Chapter 5: Components of an Effective Language Instruction Educational Program
- Chapter 6: Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Special Education Needs, Gifted and Talented
- Chapter 7: Evaluating and Managing Programs for English Learners
- Chapter 8: Family and Community Engagement
- Chapter 9: From Compliance to Commitment: Understanding Secondary English Learners
- Chapter 10: Considerations for Educating Refugees
For technical assistance regarding the ELD Guidebook, please contact Doris Nguyen.