English Learners (ELs)/Multilingual Learners (MLs)

Supporting high quality instruction designed to serve linguistically and culturally diverse students


All students deserve equitable access to education. Federal law requires schools to identify English learners and provide them language instruction to ensure “a meaningful opportunity to participate in educational programs.” The Title III grant program supports school districts in creating high-quality language programs, so ELs can become proficient in English and meet challenging state academic standards.

WIDA Mission, Vision, and Values




Guidance, Title III, and Forms

Resources for Administrating English Learner Programs

English Teaching and Learning

Professional Development Opportunities

Cultural and Native Language Resources

Family and Community Engagement

School Resources


Family Resources


Resources for Learning English for the Family


OPI Resources


WIDA Resources


EL Accessibility Resources


2022-2023 ACCESS for ELLs Timeline

December 5, 2022 - February 24, 2023

Score Report Delivery:
Online - Delivery in late April 2023
Printed Delivery in early May 2023

English Learners and Special Education



OPI Staff are here to help:

Serena Wright, Title I & Homeless Specialist, 406-410-4098


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