English Learner Guidance


North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Guidance

  • Title III Guidance
  • Title III Immigrant Subgrant Guidance
  • Guidance on Identification and Screening
  • Guidance on MIS01 Fall Report EL/LEP
  • Student Rights
  • Guidance on English Learner Programming
  • Program Exit
  • Considerations and Ideas for Staffing Program Models
  • Immigrant – Help Guide State Automated Reporting System (STARS)
  • Lau Plan Template
  • EL Step by Step Guide 2017-2018
  • Student with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
  • School Board Policy 2018-2019

To request any of the documents above, please contact the EL Program Office via email.



WIDA Guidance

WIDA Accounts

  • District Test Coordinators must manage the WIDA online file of all Test Administrators to ensure permissions and trainings are up-to-date for the current testing year's staffing and trainings.
  • District Test Coordinators must submit a verification of accounts to the NDDPI by September 30 of each year.
  • To obtain a WIDA AMS or WIDA Secure Portal account, contact your District Test Coordinator or the EL Program office at NDDPI.

Test Preparation and Training

  • North Dakota requires that all personnel who come into contact with the WIDA assessments must complete ANNUAL training(s) for all tests being administered.
  • For specific training requirements, see the ND State Page of the WIDA website.