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ERIC Number: ED593499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
CCSSO Framework on Supporting Educators to Prepare and Successfully Exit English Learners with Disabilities from EL Status
Council of Chief State School Officers
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with disabilities (i.e., ELs for whom it is determined on an individual basis that they are not able to be assessed in all four domains -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing -- of the English language proficiency (ELP) assessment, as well as ELs who are students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who may take an alternate ELP assessment) state exit procedures may include additional considerations that take into account the unique needs of this small group of ELs. This framework is meant for SEA leaders responsible for creating and monitoring standardized, statewide procedures for exiting EL status. We believe that this framework would be particularly helpful when considering ELs with disabilities for whom disentangling ELP and disabilities may be particularly challenging, and who are therefore at risk of either inappropriately remaining in or prematurely exiting EL status. We do not offer guidance on how to determine whether English development is impacted by disabilities; this should be up to the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to decide.
Council of Chief State School Officers. One Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-336-7016; Fax: 202-408-8072; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Every Student Succeeds Act 2015