Reminder of federal ELL requirements

As a reminder of the legal requirements for providing English as a Second Language (ESL) services to English Learners, the Department refers school district personnel to Administrative Letter 56, issued Sept. 7, 2011.

The letter includes information on:

  • Identification of English Learners
  • Federal law requirements for an English Learner to receive ESL services
  • Exit Criteria from ESL services
  • Annual assessment of English Learners’ English language proficiency
  • Administration of the ACCESS for ELLs®
  • Rights of ELLs

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Mullins, Director of ESL/Bilingual Programs, at 207-624-6788 or


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