English Learner Disability Resources
English Learner Companion to Promoting Fair Evaluations
The guidelines are divided into 13 chapters, which may be opened and downloaded separately. Each chapter contains a table of contents, a chapter overview, a list of resources, references, and sample forms and templates. School districts may adapt the sample forms as needed to meet local needs. View the links to the individual chapters.
Register by September 10, 2021 for nine monthly online workshops for educational spoken language interpreters, cultural liaisons and administrators and teachers who work with them.
2020-21 University of Minnesota Courses for Interpreters Working in Special Education - 8/25/20
Information regarding University of Minnesota courses for spoken language interpreters working in special education. Note this program will close at the end of this academic year. These courses may not be offered elsewhere in future.
List of special education evaluation materials in languages other than English or recommended for English learners available for lending
Information gathered from interpreters working in Minnesota schools
Links to webinars on strategies for Response to Intervention (RtI), referral to special education and academic evaluation
Overview of MDE services
English-Somali Special Education Glossary - 9/13/16
A Somali-language glossary of special education terms
Holding Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings with English Language Learner (ELL) Families and Interpreters - 8/15/16
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Educational Interpreters of Spoken Language - 8/31/15
What interpreters in educational settings should and should not do and ways of satisfying these ethical principles.
Alternate Instructions for Spanish Speech/Language Evaluation Instruments - 11/18/11
CELF-3, PLS4, EOWPVT, and ROWPVT
English-Hmong Dictionary of Special Education - 11/18/11
A glossary of special education terms in the Hmong language