Posted: Wed, 09/28/2011 - 11:23am Updated: Wed, 05/12/2021 - 12:44pm

This page highlights English Learner-related policy decisions and legislative guidance from the Indiana Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. For a basic overview of the federal and local requirements schools and districts must adhere to for their English Learners, please visit EL101.

The implementation of ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act, brings increased accountability for schools as they support their English learners, and the IDOE has since implemented the English Learner Plan to provide support to schools and districts as they meet federal requirements to identify, assess, and provide English language instruction for their English learners. All Indiana LEAs are required to submit the English Learner Plan annually, regardless of current EL enrollment.

In past years, LEAs either submitted their EL Plan as part of their Title III application or submitted it separately to IDOE if not applying for funds. This school year, all LEA English Learner Plans are submitted via the Pre-Application within the Intelligrants system. Learn more about the Pre-Application on the IDOE Intelligrants information page.

Indiana ILP is a platform designed to house the Individual Learning Plans of K-12 English learner students in the state. Beyond the ILP, it also features the formal two-year monitoring process, goal setting, a location to maintain the Home Language Survey, and more. For those who are new to IILP, are interested in getting started, and are in a public district in Indiana, first reach out to your district’s EL administrator. If you are that individual, or if your district has not yet been set up, reach out to a member of IDOE’s EL team. If you are a non-public school looking for access to IILP, please complete this request form, and an IILP team member will reach out to assist.

IILP User Manuals

IILP Webinar Trainings

English Learner with Disabilities

English Learners at the Secondary Level

High Ability English Learners

Additional Student Populations