Resource Guide for Multilingual Learners

Published in January 2023 by Public Advocates, the guide is divided into 12 sections describing policies, systems, and supports for Multilingual Learners in California. Visit Public Advocate Page to read the full Resource Guide

The 12 sections are:

  • Section 1: English Learners’ Right to Equal and Meaningful Participation in School and District Programs
  • Section 2: Guidance to Support Students Eligible for Both Language-Assistance and Special-Education Services (Otherwise Known As “Dual-Identified Students”)
  • Section 3: How to Keep Multilingual Learners Safe in School and Free From Discrimination: Bullying and Harassment Prevention
  • Section 4: All Parents’ Right to Equal Participation in Students’ Education
  • Section 5: Reclassification Guidelines for English Learners, The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (Elpac), and The
    Alternate ELPAC
  • Section 6: English Learner Roadmap
  • Section 7: The State Seal of Biliteracy
  • Section 8: Family and Community Engagement in Developing District and School Budgets
  • Section 9: All Students’ Right to Educational Resources: The Williams Lawsuit and Settlement
  • Section 10: Training and Authorization for Educators of English Learners
  • Section 11: Williams Complaint Process
  • Section 12: What Do I Do If I Have Questions About an Educator’s Preparation to Teach English Learner Students?