Assessment Participation of ELs

These links may not reflect changes on state websites after 2/1/2019. 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
  • 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
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana See "Frequently asked questions about assessment," page 17
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey See page 20, English Learners with Disabilities, paragraph 2
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota See page 11 Section III, Step 1, Federal and State Laws, and Federal Guidance Requiring Student Participation
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon See page 4, Question 1
  • Pennsylvania See Participation in assessments (page 6)
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia See section "Assessing ELs with a Disability" on pages 23-25
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming