English Learners


MTSS and English Learners (ELs)

There are over 61,000 ELs who speak more than 200 different languages in Pennsylvania. The five most spoken languages are Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Nepali, and Vietnamese.

It is the responsibility of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to provide a program for each student whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student's achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards under § 4.12 (relating to academic standards). Programs under this section shall include appropriate bilingual-bicultural or English as a second language (ESL) instruction (22 Pa. Code § 4.26).

PaTTAN provides technical assistance, training, and resources to support educators, students, and their families/communities focusing on ELs within a MTSS framework.

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