English Language Acquisition
Welcome to the East Central BOCES English Language Learner (ELL) homepage!
Our purpose is to provide you with some current information as well as to provide access to important forms and documents vital to the identification, assessment, and instructional support for this burgeoning population within our educational communities. As part of ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act , Title III provides some limited funding while requiring specific attention to the English language acquisition progress and content achievement of linguistically diverse learners. As a result of ECBOCES’ member districts signing over Title III funds to our East Central BOCES’ consortium, we have been able to provide Consultant services, access to current data and information, and newly published references and resources.
In Colorado, ELPA (English Language Proficiency Act) was passed by the legislature in 1981 and currently continues funding for qualifying districts that have identified, assessed, and provides instructional support for newly registered students. ELPA provides two years of state regulated funding for ELLs who have been identified as NEP (Non English Proficient) or LEP (Limited English Proficient). These funds are distributed directly to districts and are not channeled through our East Central BOCES’ consortium.