English Language Learners' Legal Rights


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The U.S. Supreme Court case Lau v. Nichols was important to ELL rights because _____.

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1. Equal educational opportunity for ELLs means all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

2. As part of their right to an equal educational opportunity, ELLs have the right to a program that addresses their language limitations. What is NOT a legal requirement for the program?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

English language learners have legal rights, and you can work through the quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of these rights in an interactive manner.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, you can discover how much you know about:

  • What equal educational opportunity for ELLs means
  • How schools should respond if they don't have enough ELL students for a program designed to serve at least 200 students
  • The reason why Lau vs. Nichols is the most relevant case for ELL rights
  • Legal requirements for programs that address ELLs' language limitations
  • The only duty a school must carry out for parents who opt out of programs designed for ELLs that comply with all the legal requirements

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on legal protections for ELL students
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how schools should respond if there aren't enough ELL students to fill a program and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of equal educational opportunity for ELLs

Additional Learning

As you complete the lesson titled English Language Learners' Legal Rights, you can cover the following objectives:

  • Review obstacles that ELL students face
  • Identify requirements for programs designed for ELLs
  • See what equal refers to with regards to ELL students