Our mission is to collaborate with a wide range of partners to ensure that all facets of Title III legislation are supported for the purpose of preparing ELs, Immigrant Students and Recently Arrived (Refugees) for Career, College and Life Readiness.
Coronavirus Information and Resources
Utah State Board of Education
Based on COVID-19 and variants, all further ALS meetings will be Interactive Zoom Meetings. Subscribe to ongoing professional learning at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Title III Student Services YouTube Channel.
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How Does Each Student Learning English Have Access to Grade Level Content?
Classroom observations are conducted by USBE and Peer Teams: Schools are Selected on current year’s data with the Local Education Agency (LEA). This includes Promising Practices to be disseminated statewide.
Park City School District
Tooele School District
Wasatch School District
American Leadership Academy
American Preparatory Academy: Draper; Vineyard
Iron County District
San Juan School District
Washington County School District
The following LEAs have been visited and official USBE reports uploaded into Utah Grants as of February 14, 2022.
This guide provides an initial set of tools to help school districts understand and plan for implementing evidence-based improvement strategies.
Non-regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
United States Department of Education
This guidance seeks to help State Educational Agencies (SEAs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the four levels of evidence and recommends a step-by-step process for choosing and implementing interventions that improve outcomes for students.
The Evidence Provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Results for America
ESSA's definition of "evidence-based" includes 4 levels of evidence:
English Language Development (ELD) Standards
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
United States Department of Education
Online courses, modules and other learning experiences will be updated through the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Canvas for educators to learn with and from each other through intentional Communities of Practice to focus on:
ESL Endorsement Courses are offered on USBE Canvas during 2020-2021.
All Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS) USBE sponsored ESL Endorsement Courses are aligned with University Courses that are accredited based on the domain and standards in the pre-k through 12 Teacher Preparation competencies in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
MIDAS credit is not university credit and all decisions about salary lane change are decided by the policies of each local district/Local Education Agency (LEA) and not USBE. There is no cost for the courses.
Important: Since each course is self-paced with open self-enrollment due to COVID-19, credit is provided only at the completion of each course.
USBE Title III Specialist will verify completion of all required assignments along with the final assessment.
How can schools and districts ensure that (English Learning (ELs) and their families are included in all communications and school closure plans related to COVID-19 and other times of crisis?
Here are some considerations that can help individual educators, schools, and districts:
Provides national leadership to help ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academic success. In addition to preserving heritage languages and cultures, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) is committed to prompting opportunities for bi-literacy or multi-literacy skills for all students.
Social, Emotional, Learning (SEL) Resources During COVID-19
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
House Bill (H.B.) 302: Education Language Services Amendments
Utah State Legislature
Public Notice Website - Division of Archives and Records Services:
Education Language Services Report
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Policy, Law and Professional Practices
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules and Policies Technical Assistance
Utah Division of Purchasing and General Services