National Association of English Learner Program Administrators
  • The NAELPA serves as the voice of ELs, representing SEAs and LEAs across the United States.

    We are small enough to hear individual voices, yet powerful enough to be heard as a whole.
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  • Membership in NAELPA is open to both State and Local educators working in EL programs

    We are small enough to hear individual voices, yet powerful enough to be heard as a whole.
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  • Join us at our National Conference

    The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators hosts a conference annually to bring together educators working with English Learners (ELs), especially those that administer EL programs, to provide opportunities for professional learning and networking.
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  • Network with others working in EL Programs

    Engage with others working in EL programs through webinars, committee involvement and our National Conference.

The National Council of State Title III Directors (NCSTIIID) has changed its name to better reflect who the organization is and who its members are. The new name, the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA), has the focus of providing networking and professional learning opportunities for EL program administrators and others working in EL programs at the state and local (district) level.

Upcoming Events!

The Joint National Committee for Languages has organized a Capital Hill Briefing dedicated and focused on language instruction programs, English learners, and America’s multilingual teacher shortage crisis. This briefing is scheduled for February 6, 2020. For more information you can click to read the announcement.

The 2020 NAELPA National Conference is scheduled for February 24th and 25th in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit the National Conference page.

NAELPA Committees

Support for ELs

The NAELPA assists and supports State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by providing educational activities and information that help SEAs and LEAs guide ELs to success.

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The NAELPA organizes and hosts, and develops meetings, webinars, email communications, and other messages to disseminate information important to EL program administrators. Read about it in our Newsletter.

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Professional Learning

The NAELPA provides training and up-to-date information for SEAs and LEAs through webinars and national conference presentations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of EL educators.

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Standards and Assessment

The NAELPA reviews updates, research and new information on standards and assessment through this committee.  The committee also updates members on the English Language Proficiency Assessment peer review process and outcomes.

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Membership in the NAELPA is key to maintaining a healthy organization. The membership committee is organized to assist the membership coordinator, communicate to members, and encourage others to join.

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Up-to-date information about NAELPA can be found in our quarterly newsletter

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