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Information for Serving Maine’s English Learners
“The ESL Go-To Chart”  

Item Link / URL Description
Maine ESL/Bilingual Programs website www.maine.gov/education/esl/

FMI: esl.doe@maine.gov

Addresses program-related questions
Lau Plan www.maine.gov/education/esl/models.htm Creating or reviewing an SAU’s  Lau Plan
Identification: Home Language Survey www.maine.gov/education/esl/requir.htm Identification and notification to parents; must go out within 30 days of the start of the school year
W-APT / MODEL www.wida.us/assessment WIDA English language proficiency screeners
To order the MODEL https://www.wceps.org/store/wida/ The WIDA Store secure webpage
W-APT Passwords  esl.doe@maine.gov Email esl.doe@maine.gov to obtain secureW-APTä login      
Translator and Interpreter services www.maine.gov/education/esl/ translator_interpreter_services.htm General list of possible services
Serving Maine’s English Learners –
Program Resource Guide
and Monthly Digests
www.maine.gov/education/esl/guide/index.html Detailed guidance for establishing and implementing EL services
Program Supports: Webinar Archives www.maine.gov/education/esl/webinars/index.html PD supporting ACCESS/language/content/ELD and other services to ELs
Legal Information and Commissioner’s Administrative Letters1) Legal requirements to provide services
2) When parents decline services
3) Immigrants and foreign students
www.maine.gov/education/esl/policy.htm Federal and State policies and statutes
Bulletins:

  • ELs with Possible Learning Disabilities
  •  Foreign Students
  •  PreK ELs
  •  Private School EL Services and Testing
  •  Coding ELs in Infinite Campus
www.maine.gov/education/esl/guide/index.html The most current Federal and State guidance.See also Commissioner’s Administrative Letters
  • 2012-13 Professional Development (PD) Calendar
www.maine.gov/education/esl/conferences.htm Annual Calendar:  Events are listed with dates, titles, presenters and FMI/contact information
To register for Maine PD workshops www.maine.gov/education/esl/conferences/reg.html One person per registration
ACCESS for ELLs® www.maine.gov/education/esl/accessforells.html and www.wida.us Maine’s test cycle dates, instructions for online training; entrance to the WIDA site for all ACCESS-related information
Language Codes www.maine.gov/education/medms/Data/Language/languageSorted byName.htm For ACCESS labels and Infinite Campus


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