English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards were adopted by Nebraska in December 2013. Please plan to become familiar with them and start implementing them in the school year 2014-15—with full implementation in school year 2015-16. For assistance in understanding and planning for the new standards, check the list of trainers for someone in your district or consortia who will be able to assist you.
Standards Alignment Resources
Content Standards_ELP Standards Alignment
English Language Art_English Language Proficiency Alignment: In May 2017, the Nebraska Department of Education conducted a state-wide standards alignment of the NE English Language Art (ELA) and NE English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards. This process led to a document of alignment materials and resources for ELA teachers in all grades understand English language proficiency levels and determine appropriate supports for learners at all levels. The first document contains all the information about the alignment process, information about supporting English Learners in the content classroom, and proficiency levels of ELs. Following the document are sample lessons that include supports for English Learners. Get the entire document by clicking on NDE ELA_ELP Alignment Document.
For the entire set of lessons click here. For individual lessons with EL supports, click on the grade band below of the lesson you are looking for:
Reading Comprehension Lessons by Grade band
Something Happened, But, So
Writing Lessons by Grade band
Reciprocal Communication Lessons by Grade band
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.