Accessibility and Accommodations for ELs with Disabilities

Notes: States with active links have policies that address English learners (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 6/1/2020.

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" see statement at bottom of page 18
  • Arizona In "Accommodations Manual" see 4th paragraph on page 5
  • Arkansas Scroll to Related Links; in SpEd. "Process Guide," see pages 54–55, 84
  • California Scroll to "What are Accessibility Resources?"; in the "More information..." box, select "Usability...Guidelines," see FAQ #35 (page 45) and Appendix A Accommodations column
  • Colorado Scroll to "Learn More About..." section; see Spring 2021 CMAS and CoAlt Procedures Manual
  • Connecticut In Assessment Guidelines Current Edition, see pages 30–37
  • Delaware In "Complete Accessibility Guidelines 2019–20," see page 21, Figures 2 & 3 (pages 15 & 20)
  • District Of Columbia Scroll to .pdf link; in "2019-20...Guide Part 2 (English Learners)," see pages 3–4
  • Florida See page 9
  • Georgia Go to "For Educators"; in 2020–2021 Accessibility & Accommodations Manual, see accommodations (pages 14–15, 24–26, 30)
  • Hawaii In "CCSSO/HIDOE Accessibility Manual," see pages 3, 6, 9, 13–14, 16, 42
  • Idaho Scroll to "Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines"; see pages 4–5, 14–15, 18, 20, 37–38, 41, 47
  • 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 See page 43
  • Iowa In the "Accessibility Manual," see pages 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 46
  • Kansas See pages 5, 8, 12, 13, 26
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana Scroll to "Assessment Accessibility + Accommodations"; in "LEAP 2025...User Guide," see pages 8, 22
  • Maine See "Accessibility Guide"
  • Maryland Scroll to "Accessibility Features & Accommodations Manuals"; in the policy manual, see page 1-1
  • Massachusetts See Accessibility ... Manual for 2020–2021, pages 2–3, 7
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota In Procedures Manual see page 67 for MCA test
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri In Resources tab, MAP logo, open Test Coordinators Manual; see page 46
  • Montana Scroll to and select "More information about...", open Usability ... Guidelines; see Appendix C, FAQ #1, 2, 27, 28, 35 (pages 37–38, 45–46, 47)
  • Nebraska Under NSCAS Documents, click on "NSCAS Summative & Alternate Accessibility Manual," see pages 16–17
  • Nevada Scroll to and select "More information about...", open Usability ... Guidelines; see Appendix C, FAQ #1, 2, 27, 28, 35 (pages 37–38, 45–46, 47)
  • New Hampshire Scroll to and open SAS Accommodations Guide; see page 7
  • New Jersey Scroll to Manuals and Training Materials, open Accessibility ... Manual (7th ed.); see pages 6, 21, 29, 61–62
  • New Mexico Scroll to "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, see pages 11–30
  • Oklahoma Scroll to 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 to Handbooks and open "2020 Accommodations Guidelines for ELs"; see page 5
  • Rhode Island In Comprehensive ... Manual, see page 13
  • South Carolina Scroll 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 to the "WY-TOPP Manuals" tab; select "WY-TOPP Accommodations and Accessibility Guide"

English Language Proficiency

  • Alabama See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Alaska In "Participation Guidelines" document, see pages 25–33
  • Arizona In "Accommodation Manual," see pages 30–34
  • Arkansas Scroll to and select "Accessibility and Accommodations Manual" (ELPA21); see pages 7–8, 16, 17, 18
  • California Scroll to Accessibility Resources; see both "Accessibility for the ELPAC" and "Checklist" documents
  • Colorado See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Connecticut In "CSDE ... Accommodation Guidelines 2019–20," see slides 7–11
  • Delaware See Accessibility...Supplement
  • District Of Columbia See Accessibility ... Supplement
  • Florida See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Georgia See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Hawaii See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Idaho See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Illinois See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Indiana See pages 30–34
  • Iowa See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Kansas Select "Assessment Resources and Contacts"; see page 14
  • Kentucky See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Louisiana
  • Maine See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Maryland See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Massachusetts See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Michigan See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Minnesota See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Mississippi Scroll to Resources, open 2017 Testing Accommodations Manual; see chart on pages 17–30, column for ELPT
  • Missouri In Resources tab, WIDA logo, open Guide to ELP Assessments; see pages 3, 14, & links on page 10
  • Montana See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Nebraska Scroll to and select ELPA21 Accessibility ... Manual; see pages 7–8, 16–18
  • Nevada See Accessibility...Supplement
  • New Hampshire See Accessibility...Supplement
  • New Jersey See Accessibility...Supplement
  • New Mexico See Accessibility...Supplement
  • New York In "2020 NYSESLAT School Administrator's Manual," see pages 6, 8
  • North Carolina See Accessibility...Supplement
  • North Dakota See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Ohio Click on "OELPA Accessibility Manual Dec. 2018," see pages 10–11
  • Oklahoma See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Oregon Click on "Accessibility Manual," see Tables 6.1–6.7 (pages 63–74)
  • Pennsylvania See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Rhode Island See Accessibility...Supplement
  • South Carolina See Accessibility...Supplement
  • South Dakota See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Tennessee See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Texas In "Spring 2020 Accommodation Policy Documents," see pages 3, 18, 21, 22, 41, 45 (References to TELPAS)
  • Utah See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Vermont See Accessibility...Supplement
  • Virginia See Accessibility...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...Supplement
  • Wyoming See Accessibility...Supplement