Next Generation MCAS info:

RTI for English Language Learners

Bilingual Parent Resources:

MATSOL Tiered Instruction, Intervention, and the Special Education Referral Process for ELLs

Boston Students & Families Directory

ELL Technology and APPs:

Directory of Speech-Language Pathology Assessment Instruments

Special Education Parent Information

Parent's Notice of Procedural SafeguardsEnglish and Translated Versions:

Memorandum on Specific Learning Disability - Eligibility Process/Forms

Policy and Guidance

Individualized Education Program - IEP

IEP Translated Forms and Glossaries Translated IEP Forms and Notices

Translation Glossaries:The Individualized Education Program (IEP) related forms/notices and the Parents' Rights Brochure have been translated into sixteen (16) languages. To further assist districts in providing translated information to parents, a translation glossary is available in each of the languages. Each translation glossary lists seventy-nine (79) English terms and their foreign language equivalents as used throughout the translated documents. You will find terms such as accommodation, developmental delay, general curriculum, initial evaluation and positive behavioral supports and agency names such as Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Bureau of Transitional Planning within each glossary. By providing these glossaries to individuals completing district-level translations, school districts will ensure that parents receive documents translated in a consistent manner.

Complaints & Compliance

Summer Reading Lists:


Evaluation of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist as a screening tool for the identification of emotional and psychosocial problems

Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents

The obligation not to discriminate based on race, color, or national origin requires public schools to take affirmative steps to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students, now more commonly known as known as English Learner (EL) students or English Language Learners (ELLs), can meaningfully participate in educational programs and services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.
The following materials include information for students and parents, OCR guidance and resources for education officials about their obligations to EL students and LEP parents, and added resources with related information.
For Students and Parents
For Education Officials
OCR Policies
Self-Evaluation Materials
Enforcement Activities
Related Resources
U.S. Department of Education Resources
U.S. Department of Education Funded Resources and Partnerships
Other Resources