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PA Opt-out of ESL and Reinstatement into ESL for Parents - click for more information

Under federal civil rights laws, parents have the right to refuse to have their child participate in any specialized, separate ESL program or service. To help LEAs understand this change, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed procedural guidance and supportive resources to meet this federal requirement.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Website  

English Language Development Standards

Pennsylvania's English Language Development Standards for English Learners (ELDS for ELs) have been carefully developed to meet compliance with federal requirements by providing a framework for standards-based instructional and assessment planning for ELs so that they may attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging academic content standards that all children are expected to meet.