English Language Learners

English Learner Program

English learners (ELs) are one of the fastest-growing student populations in U.S. schools.  Under federal Title III law, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), students whose primary or home language is other than English and qualify for English learner services are to receive specialized language development instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  

The English Learner Program is designed to support students to achieve high academic levels in English in order to meet the same challenging state academic content standards that all students are expected to reach by accessing and engaging in rigorous, deep, and accelerated learning.

The Ashland School District uses a variety of research-based approaches for educating English learners, depending upon both the age of the students and the level of English proficiency. Students at the elementary level receive English Language Development (ELD) instruction via ELD Pullout and the secondary students via an ELD Class Period.

Oregon English Language Learner Program Report 
The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by law (ORS 327.016), which reports on financial information for English language learner programs, the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program, as well as provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. Annual reports dating back to 2014-15 are available by emailing Reza Norouzian, or Josh Rew.


Reports from Previous Years:

2020-2021 Oregon English Language Learner Report

2019-2020 English Language Learners In Oregon: Annual Report (Oregon Department of Education)

Aprendices del idoma inglés en Oregon 2019-2020:  Reporte anual (Departmento de Educación de Oregon)

2018-19 English Language Learners in Oregon:  Annual Report  (Oregon Department of Education)

Aprendices del idoma inglés en Oregon 2018-19:  Reporte anual (Departmento de Educación de Oregon) 

2017-18 English Language Learners in Oregon:  Annual Report  (Oregon Department of Education)

Historical English learner reports and detailed data comparisons are posted on the Oregon Department of Education's Legislative Reports page.

Additional information about Title III in Oregon:

Oregon Department of Education - Title III English Learners

For questions about the English Language Learner Program in the Ashland School District, please contact:

Andrea Townsend

Director of Equity & Inclusion


541-482-2811 ext.1104