This guidance document is intended to help states and LEAs understand how Part B of the IDEA and Titles I and III of the ESEA address the inclusion of English learners with disabilities in annual state assessments of English language proficiency (ELP) required  under ESEA. The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) administers the ESEA and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) administers Part B of IDEA. OESE and OSERS jointly issue this guidance.

July 2014 Cover Letter:
Word (203KB) | PDF (216KB)

July 2014 Q&A:
Word (250KB) | PDF (94KB)

July 2015 Addendum (PDF)


(Links updated, February 2022)