English Learners

English learners are students with a primary or home language other than English. Schools that serve English learners offer a variety of supports to ensure that these students can meet the same challenging academic standards as their peers while also acquiring English.

The Maine Department of Education provides resources, guidance, and professional development to schools regarding language teaching and assessment, educational equity, state and federal policies, and many other related topics.

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 

ACCESS Assessment

English Learners Contacts

April Perkins
Director of ESOL/Bilingual Programs & Title III
phone: 207-624-6627
april.perkins@maine.gov

Sue Nay
Alternate Assessment &  WIDA ACCESS Coordinator
phone: 207-624-6774
sue.nay@maine.gov