Posted on 09/22/2009 at 11:12 AM by Global Reach

Did you know that in the state of Iowa, Northwest AEA ranks second only to the Des Moines Public School System in the number of English Language Learners (ELL) within our schools?  Northwest AEA serves 4,195 students, 20.57%, of ELL's in the state.  Des Moines Schools serve 4,403 students, 21.59%, of ELL's in the state.  (Figures based on Fall, 2008, BEDS)

Northwest AEA provides assistance to any school with students who have English as a second language through a variety of services, including: placement assessment when the student arrives in your school, academic proficiency assessment in the spring, loan-out of materials and resources, and professional development.  We are happy to assist teachers in determining strategies, which will best serve your students. 

Contact us via this blog with questions pertaining to our services.  If you need information of a confidential nature, contact Audrey Hansen,<>.

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