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WV Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, WV 25305
Tel. 304-558-0200
Fax. 304-558-6268

Guidance Documents

  • American Sign Language Information (Word)
  • American Sign Language Letter (February 2011) (Adobe)
  • Classroom Modifications Form (Word)
  • Enrollment Fact Sheet (Adobe)
  • Exit Criteria (Word)
  • Foreign Exchange Students  USDE Website Memo FAQ
  • Foreign Language Credit for ELLs (October 2006) (Adobe)
  • Highly Qualified Teachers (August 2005) (Word)
  • Home Language Survey - Sample (Word)
  • Identification of LEP Students (Word)
  • Implementing Programs for LEP students - Superintendent Letter (Adobe)
  • Maintaining Commitment to Serve Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students - Superintendent Letter (Adobe) updated 1/25/2012
  • Instructional Best Practice (PowerPoint)
  • Immunization Requirements and Recommendations (Word) updated 05/28/08
  • Monitoring Former LEP Students (Word) Sample Form (Excel)
  • Parent Notification for ESL Eligibility (Sample Letter) updated 09/2014
  • Private Schools: Non-Regulatory Guidance (Link)
  • Private Schools: Timely and Meaningful Consultation (Word)
  • Private School Students: Identifying and Serving (Word)
  • Private School Students: Screening and Assessing (Word)updated 08/09
  • Programmatic Planning Protocols for Serving LEP Students (Word)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) for ELLs WVDE Guidance (Adobe)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework for ELLs (link)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) Guidance for funding (PowerPoint)
  • Response to Intervention/English Language Learners (RTI/ELLs) Frequent Asked Questions (Adobe)
  • Special Education - Identifying and Evaluating Exceptionalities in LEP Students (Adobe)
  • Special Education - LEP/Special Needs Students Participation in NCLB Assessment (Adobe)
  • Supplement versus Supplant (Word)
  • TransAct User Packet (Adobe)
  • Uninterrupted Reading Block and ESL Services (Adobe)
  • Variations in the Naming Systems of Other Cultures (Appalachia REL Report link)
  • WESTELL - Superintendent Letter (Adobe) updated 4/19/2012
  • WVEIS - Identifying LEP Students on WVEIS (Excel) updated 09/22/08
  • WVEIS - EOY Certification Guidance for ELL Data (Word) updated 09/2014