Kansas: ELL Resources

As of the 2012-13 school year, Kansas's schools were home to more than 49,000 English language learners (ELLs), which marks a 175% increase from the 2002-2003 school year (Migration Policy Institute, 2015). Currently, the most common languages spoken by ELLs in Kansas are Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic.

State ELL Resources

State Agency: Kansas State Department of Education

ELL Website: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Title III

ELL Manual: Serving English Language Learners: A Step-by-Step guide

ELP Standards

ELP Standards: ELPA21

Statewide Standards-Based Assessment

Assessment: Kansas Assessment System

ELL Accommodations: Accommodation information is available on the state assessment website.

Additional Information
 
NCELA: Title III Information

Common Core State Standards: Yes

 
 

Statewide Organizations

Kansas Association of Public Employees

KAPE is the largest public employee union in the State of Kansas and the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

Kansas ELL Demographics, Standards, and Title III Information

Information collected by NCELA, including state English Language Proficiency standards, content standards assessments, Title III information, and demographics.

Kansas National Education Association

Kansas National Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

Kansas State Parent Information Resource Centers

KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations promote the educational success of every Kansas child.

Mid-America TESOL

MIDTESOL serves mid-America teachers of English from Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri to speakers of other languages.

 

References

Ruiz Soto, Ariel G., Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. 2015. States and Districts with the Highest Number and Share of English Language Learners. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/states-and-districts-highest-number-and-share-english-language-learners

Ruiz Soto, Ariel G., Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. 2015. Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/number-and-growth-students-us-schools-need-english-instruction-2009

Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students. Kansas Rate of EL Growth (1997/98-2007/08). Compiled July 2010 and retrieved from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/t3sis/state/kansas/.

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