ESOL K-12- English for Speakers of Other Languages

Support for students who speak other languages.

EL & Title III Program Newsletters

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and Assessments

New Hampshire uses the WIDA ELP standards and assessments and has approved the following WIDA screening tools for initial ELP identification.

All NH students identified as English learners must be assessed annually using the WIDA ACCESS or Alternate ACCESS test. Please visit our WIDA state specific page for more information.

New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System

All English Language Learning students are required to participate in the statewide assessment system for their grade. Please refer to the NHDOE Assessment Policy and Procedures Manual for more details.

A team of educators, which includes the school’s NH Certified ESOL teacher, must determine the accommodations for English Learners. Evidence of this decision making process must be maintained by the school and made available during assessment monitoring. An EL student’s level of English proficiency must be considered when determining accommodations for statewide assessments. Please refer to the Documentation of NH Statewide Assessment Accommodations for ELs.

ESOL Program Resources

State Approved Home Language Survey (HLS)

EL Data Maintenance in i4see, ESOL Database

Remote Learning Resources

If you are interested in additional funding for servicing your English Language Learning students, please see Title III for more information.

Professional Learning: Current & Ongoing Opportunities

State EL Advisory Committee (SELAC)

If you would like to be added to the statewide EL Educators listserv to receive EL related information, including detailed agendas in advance of the CoP meetings, please send an email request to Wendy Perron.


Wendy Perron
EL Education Consultant
(603) 271-3514