English Language Learners (ELL)

The Grant Wood Area Education Agency English Language Learners (ELL) Resource Team answers questions related to learning English as a second language. On-site observations and consultation, staff development or referrals to other resources will be provided when appropriate.

Want to learn more? Grant Wood AEA Professional Learning offers opportunities to enhance educator skills and practices and improve student learning.

Professional Learning

AEA Resources

The following links support English Language Learners. Educators can also use the Grant Wood AEA Media Center which has a variety of resources for check-out, both for student use and for professional learning.

Media Center Catalog


  • ELP Standards
    The ELP Standards help ELLs acquire the content knowledge and English proficiency to be successful in school.
  • Required Assessments
    The ELPA21 Summative Assessment is the growth measure used to assess English language proficiency.
  • District Resources
    Many resources are available to districts to support English Learners, their teachers and their families.
  • Teacher Resources
    Supports are available for teachers in the areas of assessments, student materials, and classroom strategies.
  • Parent Resources
    Resources are available for parents and guardians as they work to support the success of their children in our schools.
  • Preschool Resources
    English Learners in preschool and the professionals that support them have specific needs and concerns.
  • Math Resources
    Resources to help teachers of math support English Learners to fully participate and achieve high levels in math.
  • Science, Social Studies
    Supports and scaffolding for Science and Social Studies and other content area classes.
  • Office of Civil Rights
    The Office of Civil Rights provides guidance on issues regarding the education of English Language Learners