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Updated 08/2017

ESL/Title III Timeline 2017-2018



Update information in EDDIE

The Educational Directory and Demographical Information Exchange (EDDIE) is an online application containing LEA (school district) and school information.The English Language Coordinator position is available for LEAs/Charters to complete in EDDIE. These are the steps LEAs/Charters need to take to update their staff listing.

Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)

ALL LEAs and Charters who have at least 1 identified EL student must complete the Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) chart.

  • Title III Subgrantees complete the chart as part of the Title III Application process in the CCIP by August 18, 2017.

  • Non-Title III subgrantees (LEAs and Charters) with at least one identified EL based on the October 1 headcount must complete the LIEP chart and submit to NCDPI for review and approval by November 17, 2017.

Read the explanation of the LIEP purposes and review the sample of a completed chart. Fill in the template to match the EL support offered at your LEA/charter. Please fill in the complete chart, even if you do not currently have students who fit each category.

*Charters not submitting and receiving approval on the LIEP will receive a rating of Not Compliant on the annual Charter Performance Framework.

Home Language Survey (HLS) and Identification

North Carolina Procedures for the Identification of English Learners

Sample Home Language Survey

Sample Parent Notification of Initial LEP identification letter

Lesson Planning

Implement the WIDA ELD Standards and CAN DO Descriptors in your instruction.

Professional Development

Sign up and invite a team from your LEA/Charter to participate in the professional development sessions offered during the school year.

  • SIOP

  • ExC-ELL

  • LinguaFolio

  • WIDA

  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom (ITC)

  • EL Support Conference: Growing Success for ELs

English Learner Tool Kit by the U.S. Department of Education



  1. Identifying All English Learner Students (PDF, 1.5MB)

  2. Providing English Learners with a Language Assistance Program (PDF, 800KB)

  3. Staffing and Supporting an EL Program (PDF, 921KB)

  4. Meaningful Access to Core Curricular, Extra Curricular Programs (PDF, 1.75MB)

  5. Creating an Inclusive Environment and Avoiding Unnecessary Segregation (PDF, 910KB)

  6. Addressing English Learners with Disabilities (PDF, 1.27MB)

  7. Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs (PDF, 386KB)

  8. Monitoring and Exiting English Learners from EL Programs and Services (PDF, 1.23MB)

  9. Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Districts EL Program (PDF, 907KB)

  10. Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents (PDF, 1.26MB)

To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. Braille, large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Melissa Escalante by phone, 202-401-1407 or via email at:

Newcomer Tool Kit by the U.S. Department of Education


  1. Who are our Newcomers? (PDF, 1.40 MB)

  2. Welcoming Newcomers to a Safe and Thriving School Environment (PDF, 2.71 MB)

  3. High-Quality Instruction for Newcomer Students (PDF, 650 KB)

  4. How Do We Support Newcomers' Social Emotional Needs? (PDF, 1.72 MB)

  5. Establishing Partnerships with Families (PDF, 1.92 MB)

To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Amanda Feliciano by phone, 202-401-1339 or email at: