English Language Proficiency Standards
The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards were adopted by Nebraska in December 2013 and implemented in school year 2015-16.
District ELP Standards_Curriculum Alignment
Districts should determine a process for aligning their curriculum with the ELP standards. A few considerations when going through this process:
- The ELP standards were designed for collaborative use by both ELL and content teachers.
- A group of teachers (both ELL and content teachers) should be at the table when working through the alignment.
- Districts may use or adapt the process that is already in place for other curriculum alignment.
Once determining an alignment process, documenting the process is important. Below is a sample ELP Standards Alignment Process Checklist. This could be used to document the process of aligning a district’s ELL curriculum to the ELP standards. It is meant to be customized to meet district needs.