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 3/1/2020.

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
  • Alaska In "Participation Guidelines" document, see pages 1, 3, 4, 9, 17-18, 24
  • Arizona In "Accommodation Manual," see pages 16-17, 19
  • Arkansas Scroll to Related Links; in SpEd. "Process Guide," see pages 13, 26, 51, 54-55, 57, 68, 82-84, 98
  • California Scroll down to "What are Accessibility Resources?"; in the "More information..." box, select "Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines"; see pages 1-2, 11, 12, 15, 17, and FAQ # 23 & 26-35
  • Colorado Scroll to "Learn More About ..." section; see Spring 2020 CMAS and CoAlt Procedures Manual
  • Connecticut In Assessment Guidelines Current Edition, see page 27
  • Delaware In "Complete Accessibility Guidelines 2019-20," see pages 11, 21, 96
  • District Of Columbia Scroll down to .pdf link; in "2019-20...Guide Part 2 (English Learners)," see pages 2-4
  • Florida
  • Georgia Go to "For Educators"; in "2019-2020 Accessibility & Accommodations Manual," see pages 8, 21-23
  • Hawaii In "CCSSO/HIDOE Accessibility Manual," see pages 3, 6, 9, 13-14, 16, 42
  • Idaho Scroll down; in "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 "Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance"; see page 39
  • Iowa In the "Accessibility Manual," see pages 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 46
  • Kansas See pages 5, 8, 12, 13, 26
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana Scroll down to "Assessment Accessibility + Accommodations"; in "LEAP 2025...User Guide," see pages 8, 22
  • Maine See "Accessibility Guide"
  • Maryland Scroll down to "Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manuals"; in the policy manual, see page 1-1
  • Massachusetts In "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"
  • Minnesota In "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; in "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; in "2020 Accommodations Manual," see page 11
  • New York In "Testing...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 In "NDDPI Accessibility Manual," see pages 7, 10
  • Ohio In Accessibility Manual (pdf), see pages 11-30
  • Oklahoma Scroll down to OSTP Manuals; in "EL OSTP Accommodations Manual," see pages 4-5
  • Oregon In "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; in "Accessibility Support Document," see pages 11, 14, 23-25
  • South Dakota Select "Tools, Supports, and Accommodations (TSA) Guidelines"; see page 30
  • Tennessee In "Accessibility Guide," see page 29
  • Texas In "Spring 2020 Accommodation Policy Documents," see pages 3, 7, 10, 12, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 38, 41, 43, 45
  • Utah In "Participation and Accommodations Policy," see page 42
  • Vermont In "Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines" see FAQs 2, 27, & 35, pages 38, 45, & 47
  • Virginia In "Guidelines for English Learner Participation" (in the VAP), see page 13
  • Washington In "Guidelines on Tools, Supports, & Accommodations," see pages 28, 31, 32, 35, 42, 49
  • West Virginia In "2019-20...Guidelines" document, see pages 82, 92
  • Wisconsin Select "Accessibility Guide"
  • Wyoming Scroll down and open the "WY-TOPP Manuals" tab; select "WY-TOPP Accommodations and Accessibility Guide"

English Language Proficiency

  • Alabama See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Alaska In "Participation Guidelines" document, see pages 25-33
  • Arizona In "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 "Resources and Communication Materials"; in "Matrix Four," see pages 10-13
  • Colorado See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Connecticut In "CSDE Online Las Links Accommodation Guidelines 2019-20," see slide 7
  • Delaware See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • District Of Columbia See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Florida See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Georgia See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Hawaii See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Idaho See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Illinois See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Indiana Select "Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance"; see pages 29-31
  • Iowa See "Accessibility and Accommodations Manual"
  • Kansas Select "Assessment Resources and Contacts"; see page 14
  • Kentucky See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Louisiana Scroll down to "EL Assessment Resources"; in "ELPT Assessment Guide," see page 2
  • Maine See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Maryland See "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 In "2020 NYSESLAT School Administrator's Manual," see pages 6, 8
  • 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 See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Tennessee See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Texas In "Spring 2020 Accommodation Policy Documents," see pages 3, 18, 21, 22, 41, 45 (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 35, 37, 49
  • West Virginia See Section V, pages 79-90, 91
  • Wisconsin See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"
  • Wyoming See "Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement"