English Learner Disability Resources
For an online database of interpreters and translators, including names and contact information, languages spoken and written, education, specific training in interpretation and/or translation and previous experience as an interpreter or translator, see related resources on the right. For a copy of the ELL Companion to Reducing Bias in Special Education Evaluation manual, contact Elizabeth Watkins.
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 guidelines on this website; chapters will be posted as they become available.
2019-20 University of Minnesota Courses for Interpreters Working in Special Education - 9/5/19
Information regarding University of Minnesota courses for spoken language interpreters working in special education.
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