Identifying and Supporting English Learner Students with Learning Disabilities: Key Issues in the Literature and State Practice

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The new leverage briefs are the culmination of OSEP’s Attract, Prepare, Retain: Effective Personnel for All Initiative and highlight 13 leverage points covering strategies recognized by various stakeholders as essential to addressing critical shortages in the special education workforce.

Wed, 07/01/2015
Author(s): Elizabeth Burr; Eric Haas; Karen Ferriere
Organization: WestEd

This report was authored by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. This review of research and policy literature distills several key elements of processes that can help identify and support English learner students with learning disabilities. It also describes current guidelines and protocols used by the 20 States with the largest populations of English learner students. This report informs education leaders who are setting up processes to determine which English learner students may need placement in special education programs as opposed to other assistance.