Nebraska: ELL Resources
As of the 2012-13 school year, Nebraska's schools were home to more than 18,000 English language learners (ELLs), which marks a 34% increase from the 2002-2003 school year (Migration Policy Institute, 2015). Currently, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Nebraska are Spanish, Karen, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Somali.
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Nebraska Department of Education
ELL Website: Title III/LEP Information
ELL Manual: Nebraska Department of Education ELL Program Guide* (PDF)
ELP Standards: ELP Standards: ELPA21
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: Nebraska Student Assessment [NSA]
ELL Accommodations: Accommodations Resources
NCELA: Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: Yes
MIDTESOL serves mid-America teachers of English from Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri to speakers of other languages.
Nebraska State 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.
The Nebraska State PIRC&s goals are to provide information and resources to both parents and educators in order to strengthen partnerships between schools and families.
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. Nebraska Rate of EL Growth (1997/98-2007/08). Compiled July 2010 and retrieved from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/t3sis/state/nebraska/.