As an educator, you know that the classrooms of the 21st century are filled with diverse learners. You tailor your teaching to meet the needs of those learners by using differentiated instruction and other strategies, such as those based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). One set of learners whose needs every school must address is English Language Learners (ELLs)
It is important to ensure that student performance is not unduly influenced by student disabilities or linguistic/cultural characteristics that are unrelated to the content being assessed. Here’s a few ways to help accommodate ELLs with disabilities.