NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least May 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

English Learners (EL)


New: English Learners in Connecticut's Public Schools: Guidelines for Administrators

The Seal of Biliteracy

Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards

On October 7, 2015, the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards were adopted by the Connecticut Board of Education. Beyond understanding common English usage, ELs need to understand the language used for grade-level instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and other content areas. The standards highlight and amplify the critical language, knowledge about language, and skills for using language that are necessary for ELs to be successful in school.
CELP Resources and Training Materials

English Learner Data Bulletin 

English Learner Identification and Exit Procedures

Private/Non-Public Schools and English Learners

Handbooks and Resources

Professional Learning

New: English Learner Tool Kit

The English Learner Tool Kit is designed to help states and schools in meeting their legal obligations to English Learners and in providing all English Learners with the support needed to attain English language proficiency while meeting college - and career readiness standards.


New: Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings 

New: Newcomer Tool Kit

The Newcomer Tool Kit is designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process. The tool kit provides information, resources and examples of effective practices that educators can use to support newcomers in schools and communities.


Assessment Information