English Learners Blueprint Workgroup

The Blueprint Provides EL Programs with Data-Driven Structure and Resources

To transform Maryland's education system to a world-class model for every student, the Blueprint for Maryland's Future established the Workgroup on English Learners (ELs) in Public Schools. With a focus on those who have been historically underserved, this workgroup is charged with accelerating the academic achievement of more than 88,800 multilingual students. Serving a growing population of emerging bilingual students, MSDE is working to provide technical assistance to support local school systems in delivering high-quality English language development programs. The purpose of the workgroup is to collect data, study national and international best-in-class practices and make recommendations for implementing and scaling those practices in Maryland public schools. This work will lead to two reports that will drive and deliver on the promise of an excellent education for our multilingual students. An interim report is due by December 1, 2021 and a final report is due by December 1, 2022.

General Resources

Next Meeting:


Workgroup Meeting - November 9, 202
Guiding Question: What are the model policies, laws, and regulations that ensure the success of English learners?
      Workgroup Meeting - September 14, 2021
      Guiding Question: What practices support equitable access by ELs and their families to ELD-trained teachers and multilingual staff?

      Workgroup Meeting - August 31, 2021
      Guiding Question: How does Maryland identify, engage, and instruct multilingual learners in early childhood settings?

      Workgroup Meeting - August 17, 2021
      Guiding Question: What is the state of English Learners in Maryland?