National Association of English Learner Program Administrators
  • The NAELPA serves as the voice for 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 and Recent Events & Information!

NAELPA Annual National Conference

The 2021 NAELPA National Conference will be virtual this year. For more information, visit our National Conference webpage. 

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Sign up for NAELPA's Quarterly Webinar - 
​February 4, 2021

Join one of social media's favorite EL professionals and virtual instruction innovators, Esther Park, for a session packed with ideas for engaging ELs in a virtual learning environment. Esther will model activities and strategies that can be re-presented within local professional development sessions.

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Response to COVID-19 Pandemic - Resources for Educating ELs Online

The mass closing of schools across the county due to the COVID-19 "Coronavirus" has resulted in a significant move to online / virtual learning at the K-12 level. Educating ELs online is significant challenge that many educators are finding difficult to address. NAELPA is collecting Resources For Educating ELs Online and providing links to these resources on a separate webpage under the Resources page of this website. The NAELPA Executive Board and membership are committed to doing all we can to assist in the education of ELs during this unprecedented time in the history of education in our country.

NAELPA Committees

Advocating 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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