IHBEA English Language Learner

Title                             English Language Learner
Designation                 IHBEA
Office/Custodian         Education/Executive Director of Individualized Education

In keeping with the intention of the state of Colorado to offer educational opportunities to those children whose dominant language is other than English, the district shall provide suitable research-based language instructional programs for all identified English language learners in grades kindergarten through 12 in accordance with the requirements of state and federal statutes, Colorado State Board of Education rules and the Colorado Department of Education guidance.


The district shall identify students as English language learners using the state-approved assessment for English language proficiency.  Identified students shall be assessed annually to determine their level of proficiency in the English language.


The district shall certify to the Colorado Department of Education each year those students identified as English language learners.  The district shall provide additional information as required by the Colorado Department of Education to comply with federal law.


Adopted: September 2, 1999

Revised: July 10, 2003

Reviewed: July 8, 2010

Revised: March 12, 2015

Reviewed:  July 12, 2018

Revised:  July 11, 2019


LEGAL REFS:           

20 U.S.C. 1703(f) (denial of equal educational opportunity prohibited)

20 U.S.C. 6801 et seq. (language instruction for English language learners, including immigrant students)

42 U.S.C. 2000d (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)

C.R.S. 22-24-101 et seq. (English Language Proficiency Act)

1 CCR 301-10 (State Board of Education rules for the Administration of the English Language Proficiency Act)