The English Language Learner (ELL) is entitled to equal access to educational programs regardless of his or her level of English proficiency. An ELL Plan needs to be developed for any student who is found eligible as an English Language Learner. This plan will provide strategies and accommodations that are required to be implemented, per FLDOE – the ELL Plan is found in the ELL Blue Folder. There is an ESOL contact at every school that manages the ELL Blue Folders. Also, FL has adopted English Language Development (ELD) standards that focus on the development of the English language in all content areas and at different levels of English proficiency that should be addressed in teacher lesson plans. CPALMS provides supporting documents with strategies and examples of academic expectation based on different levels of English proficiency.
Regional ESOL Supervisors