Addressing the Academic Needs of English Learners (ELs)

Resources to Support the Academic Needs of English Learners (ELs).


 Developing Academic Language for all students (MEGA Conference presentation July 18, 2013)




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TransACT Communications.

The Alabama Department of Education is pleased to announce the purchase of a statewide subscription from TransACT to benefit all districts in the state. This easy-to-use online service includes TransACT’s NCLB Parent Notifications, GenEd Parent Notifications and the EduPortal eLibrary. This service will enable your district and schools to communicate professionally and consistently with families, thereby ensuring compliance with the parent notification requirements of NCLB and the Office for Civil Rights. And because the documents are available in multiple languages, you can communicate with parents in languages they understand.


For a complete list of documents and available translations, click here.


If you have any questions, please contact TransACT Customer Care at (425) 977-2100 or



CAL has published a report and created a database about newcomer programs for secondary students.

Mobile Public Schools has provided differentiation to the State Content Standards for English Learners by levels at


NCELA: National Clearninghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs.




Parental Notification Checklist.pdf15.68 KB
Use of Title III Funds July 21 webinar.ppt680 KB
Alternate ACCESS Memo.pdf83.54 KB
NewTitle_III_Directors.webinar.2.28.11.FORDISTRIBUTION.ppt1.04 MB
Translation Powerpoint.pdf793.38 KB
AMAO Update Memo.pdf47.56 KB
StandardsHandout-MEGA-Conference-FINAL.docx124.79 KB