English Learner Disability Resources (Minnesota Department of Education)


This section provides information on assessment and eligibility determination guidelines to special education professionals who work with English Learners. These guidelines can be used where traditional evaluation procedures may not be appropriate and are based on specific aspects of diversity such as race, culture, the acculturation process, high mobility among families and poverty rates.

This includes “Effective Communication with English Learner Parents through an Interpreter.” This webinar features information on best practices in interpretation, choosing and working with interpreters, and culturally specific strategies for interacting with and interpreting for Spanish, Hmong and Somali speakers.


All Disabilities Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Elementary English Learners (ELs) High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Middle School Parent/Family Professional Resources