Accessibility and Accommodations for ELs with Disabilities

Notes: States with active links have policies that address ELs with disabilities. States with no active links either did not have a policy on their websites or had policy information available separately for ELs and students with disabilities. Some states use the terms English language learner (ELL) or limited English proficient (LEP) on websites.

This page provides information for:

  • Content Tests
  • English Language Proficiency Tests

These links may not reflect changes on state websites after 9/1/2019.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for from the listings below, you may look for it on individual State's education agency websites.

Content Tests

  • Alabama Click on Manuals tab and open ALSDE's Program Policies and Procedures for Students of Special Populations; see pages 9-10
  • Alaska Click on Participation Guidelines document; see pages 1, 3, 4, 9, 17-18, 24
  • Arizona Click on Accommodation Manual; see pages 2, 4-5, 7-8, 10
  • Arkansas Scroll down to Related Links, open Special Education Process Guide; see pages 54-55
  • California Scroll down to the What are Accessibility Resources? section, expand the More Information about Accessibility and Accommodations tab, open Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidance; see pages 1-2, 12-13, 14-17, and FAQ #23, 26-35
  • Colorado Scroll down to the "Learn More About ..." section, open Spring 2020 CMAS and CoAlt Procedures Manual
  • Connecticut Scroll down to Assessment Guidelines section, open Assessment Guidelines Current Edition; see page 27
  • Delaware Click on Complete Accessibility Guidelines; see pages 20, 114, 120
  • District Of Columbia See page 2
  • Florida Open 2019-2020 FSA Accommodations Guide; see pages 8-11
  • Georgia In the For Educators section, open 2019-2020 Accessibility and Accommodations Manual; see pages 8, 21-23
  • Hawaii Select "CCSSO/HIDOE Accessibility Manual." See pages 3, 6, 9, 13-14, 16, 42
  • Idaho Scroll all the way down; select "Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines"; see pages 2, 11, 12, 15, 17, 34, 35
  • Illinois Go to the Accesssibility Manuals and Resources box; click on "Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual (Body)"; see pages 5, 8, 9, 20, 57
  • Indiana Select "2019-20 Accessibility and Accommodation Guidance"; see pages 17-18
  • Iowa Select Iowa Accessibility Manual for State Assessments; see pages 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 46
  • Kansas See pages 5, 8, 12, 13, 26
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana Scroll down to Assessment Accessibility and Accommodations; select "Accessibility and Accommodations Manual"; see pages 8, 22
  • Maine Select "Accessibility Guide"
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Manual for the 2019–2020 MCAS Tests/Retests"; see pages 3, 6, 27-29
  • Michigan Scroll down to Student Supports and Accommodations, select "Supports and Accommodations Guidance Document for M-STEP, ... and ACT WorkKeys"; see page 1
  • Minnesota Click on "Procedures Manual," see pages 107-118
  • Mississippi Scroll down and click "Resources" on right margin, select 2017 Testing Accommodations Manual; see pages 3, 6-8, 35
  • Missouri Click on the "Resources" tab, next to MAP select "Test Coordinator's Manual"; see pages 33-35
  • Montana Scroll down and click "More information about...", select Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines; see pages 2, 34-35
  • Nebraska Under NSCAS Documents, click on "NSCAS Summative & Alternate Accessibility Manual," see pages 16-17
  • Nevada Scroll down and click "More information about...", select Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines; see pages 2, 34-35
  • New Hampshire Scroll down, select "NH SAS Accommodations Guide"; see especially pages 7, 16
  • New Jersey Under Manuals and Training Materials, select "Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual, 7th Edition"; see pages 6, 9, 10, 21, 29, 61
  • New Mexico Scroll down and open "2019-20 Accommodations Manual"; see page 11
  • New York Click on "Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities-Guidance Document and Appendices"; see Appendix A, Q44
  • North Carolina Click on "new-format-19-20-tsiels_final-3.pdf"; see pages 18-19
  • North Dakota Click on "NDDPI Accessibility Manual"; see pages 7, 10
  • Ohio Click on "Ohio's Accessibility Manual," see pages 11-30
  • Oklahoma Scroll down to Manuals and open "EL OSTP Accommodations Manual"; see pages 4-5
  • Oregon Click on "Accessibility Manual," see Tables 2.1-3.6 (pages 9-43)
  • Pennsylvania Scroll down to Handbooks and open "2020 Accommodations Guidelines for ELs"; see page 5
  • Rhode Island Click on "RISAP Accommodations and Accessibility Features (PDF)," see page 13
  • South Carolina Scroll down to "Resources," click on " SC Accessibility Support Document," see pages 11, 14, 23-25
  • South Dakota Scroll down and select "Usability, Accesssibility, and Accommodations Guidelines"; see pages 32, 38-40
  • Tennessee In "Accessibility Guide" See pages 6 and 7
  • Texas In "2018-2019 Accessibility Policies" See pages 4, 7, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 29, 32, 37, 40, 42
  • Utah In "Test Administration Manual Fall 2019-2020," see pages 28-29, 32
  • Vermont In "Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines" See FAQs 27 & 35, pages 41, 43
  • Virginia In "English Learners: Guidelines for Participation in the Virginia Assessment Program" See page 9
  • Washington In "Guidelines on Tools, Supports, & Accommodations," see pages 31, 34, 35, 38, 45, 52
  • West Virginia Select "2018-19 Guidelines" document, see pages 31, 34, 78, 90, 92
  • Wisconsin Select "Accessibility Guide"
  • Wyoming Scroll down and click on "WY-TOPP Accommodations and Accessibility Guide"

English Language Proficiency

  • Alabama Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Alaska Click on "Participation Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State Assessments," see pages 25-33
  • Arizona Click on "Arizona Accommodation Manual," see pages 30-34
  • Arkansas Scroll down to the "Accessibility Is Our Top Priority," click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Manual," see pages 7-8, 16
  • California Scroll down to the "Resources and Communication Materials" section, click on "Matrix Four," see page 10
  • Colorado Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • District Of Columbia Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Florida Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Georgia Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Hawaii Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Idaho Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Illinois Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Indiana Select 2019-20 Accessibility and Accommodation Guidance; see pages 17-18
  • Iowa Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Manual"
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Louisiana
  • Maine Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Maryland Click on "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Massachusetts see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Michigan see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Minnesota see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Mississippi Scroll down and click "Resources" on right margin, select 2017 Testing Accommodations Manual; see pages 17-30, column for ELPT
  • Missouri Click on the "Resources" tab, next to WIDA select "Guide to ELP Assessments 2019-2020"; see pages 3, 14
  • Montana see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Nebraska Scroll down, select "ELPA21 Accessibility and Accommodations Manual"
  • Nevada see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • New Hampshire see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • New Jersey see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • New Mexico see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • New York
  • North Carolina See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • North Dakota see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Ohio Click on "OELPA Accessibility Manual Dec. 2018," see pages 10-11
  • Oklahoma see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Oregon Click on "Accessibility Manual," see Tables 6.1-6.7 (pages 63-74)
  • Pennsylvania see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Rhode Island see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • South Carolina see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • South Dakota Select "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Tennessee see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Texas In "2018-2019 Accessibility Policies" See pages 3, 5, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 38, 39, 40 (References to TELPAS)
  • Utah see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Vermont see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Virginia see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Washington In "Guidelines on Tools, Supports, & Accommodations" see pages 38, 40, 52
  • West Virginia See Section V, pages 79-90, 91
  • Wisconsin see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Wyoming see "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"