With an approximate ELL enrollment of 17.4% among grades K-12, Nevada has 77,559 English Language Learners in the state public school system as of years 2012-2013. 79.5% of ELL students in Nevada speak Spanish, with Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic making up the majority of the common languages spoken throughout the state.
The following is a list of useful resources and programs for ELL students living in Nevada.
State of Nevada Informational Resources:
- ELL Support Page:
- WIDA English Language Development Standards:
- WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) is an organization comprised of a number of various states designed to establish and implement bilingual education policies, in addition to the regular monitoring of progress and development of ELL’s in the United States.
- Nevada Proficiency Learning Standards Proficiency Examination Program:
- Title III Information:
Educational Programs and Learning Resources:
- Nevada State Education Association – Regional affiliate of the National Education Association, the largest lobbying body for education promoting positive legislation to support teachers and educators and make new resources available to the education profession:
- Nevada Parent Information Resource Center – A federal program designed for the establishment of parental engagement programs, activities, and legislative policies to promote academic achievement in students through successful teaching partnerships between parents, teachers, and school administrators to improve the educational structure for children in grades K-12:
- The Latino Family Literacy Project – A program that teaches parents how to read with their children, establish a reading routine and promote learning of the English vocabulary together as a family.
- The Latino Family Literacy Project School and District Staff Development Workshops – Teaching workshops designed for educators on how to implement a parent involvement program for their ELL Spanish-speaking families that focuses on reading at home, and building their literacy and vocabulary skills:
- Family Phonics Workbooks: An English vocabulary program for parents and children learning English that uses a simple method to teach parents strong English vocabulary and proper pronunciation through the use of phonics:
If your school could benefit from an ELL program, The Latino Family Literacy Project offers in person and online training for teachers and staff. Click here for more information.
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