The English Language Learner (ELL) Program administers funds to support programs for limited English proficient (LEP) and bilingual students. These programs are intended to provide needed resources to support high-quality instruction to help immigrant children and youth meet the same challenging performance standards expected of all Vermont students. The program also support a variety of activities related to English language acquisition, language enhancement, academic achievement and immigrant education, including:
- Professional development for teachers working with LEP children and youth;
- Program planning, evaluation, administration and interagency coordination; and
- Technical assistance and other support to local education agencies that receive state subgrants.