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.
- IDOE English Learner Guidebook
- Chapter 1: An Introduction to English Learners
- Chapter 2: Identifying English Learn
- Chapter 3: Serving English Learners
- Chapter 4: Assessing English Learners
- Chapter 5: Supporting Former English Learners
- Chapter 6: Engaging English Learner Families
- Chapter 7: Funding English Learner Programs
- Chapter 8 - Accountability for English Learner Programs
- Appendix A: Additional Resources and Sample Forms
- Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
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
- Introduction to Indiana ILP Presentation
- IILP User Manual
- IILP User Manual – Adding a New User
- IILP User Manual – Student Record Transfers
IILP Webinar Trainings
- English Learners and Evaluation for Special Education
- English Learners with Disabilities: Legal Summary
English Learners at the Secondary Level
- High School Credit and English Learners
- Cohort Status for Recently Arrived English Learners
- Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency - Visit our Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency page to learn more about this award for biliterate students, how to participate, approvable assessments, guidance and resource documents, and more.
High Ability English Learners
Additional Student Populations
- Office for Civil Rights ELL Guide
- Dear Colleague Lau Anniversary Guidance Jan 2015
- Identification of Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of National Origin
- Policy Regarding the Treatment of National Origin Minority Students Who Are Limited English Proficient
- Policy Update on Schools' Obligations Toward National Origin Minority Students with Limited English Proficiency
- The Provision of an Equal Education Opportunity to Limited English Proficient Students