Massachusetts Department of Education-English Language Learners

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement

The Office of Language Acquisition works with districts to improve the academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs). This office also administers NCLB Title III funds and the Refugee School Impact grant. Their website can be accessed here

RETELL-Stands for Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners, a new DESE course for teachers, educating them about teaching and supporting ELLs in the classroom. Please visit their site using this link.

WIDA Consortium is a World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment for ELLs, new ELL Standards and Assessment (came into effect as of June 2012). Their website can be accessed here.


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