Assessment Participation of ELs

These links may not reflect changes on state websites after 2/1/2020. Note that some states use the terms English language learner (ELL) or limited English proficient (LEP) on websites.

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.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware In English Learner Guidebook, see page 89
  • District Of Columbia see pdf link, Statewide Assessments Participation and Performance Policy, Introduction
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois see Chapter 3 (Accountability), page 8
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan see page 9, Participation of Students with Disabilities and/or English Language Learners
  • Minnesota see weblink for Chapter 2 Federal and State Context for English Learners with Disabilities, 3rd paragraph on page 13
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana select the "Inclusion Policy" tab
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey see FAQ E-12, page 47
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina See table (page 29) for inclusion of ELs in the accountability model
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia see section "Assessing ELs with a Disability" on page 23
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming