Are You Following Federal Laws and State Guidelines for Determining Who Receives ELL Services This is a graphic representation of the ELL identification process with references to the Federal Law behind the process.
MDE English Learner Program Entrance and Exit Protocol The Office of Field Services put together this guide in 2012 to help districts have a common set of protocols to meet Federal requirements pertaining to ELL students.
MDE ELPA site (Link) with links to screener and testing information
Types of Language Instruction Educational Programs (Link) Gives descriptive definitions of different program types
Crafting a Lau Plan (Link) Maine Department of Education outlines how to craft an equal access plan for ELL students
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Link)
ESEA, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title III “Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students.” (Link)
Supreme Court - Lau v. Nichols (1974) (Link)
Fifth Circuit Court - Castañeda v. Pickard (1981) (Link)
Office for Civil Rights - Enforcement Policy of 1991 (Link)