English Language Development and Bilingual Programs

Federal, Bilingual and Native American Programs

Bilingual Programs
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students 

The purposes of this part are – (1) to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.

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Click here to view RRPS Bilingual and ESL Goals.
Bilingual Programs in Rio Rancho Public

Dual Language Program Letter of Interest



English Language Learner (ELL) Identification

Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent federal and state mandates, all school districts have the responsibility to serve students who are limited English proficient and need English instructional services. As part of our district’s responsibility to locate, identify, and service English Language Learners (ELLs), schools may conduct screenings or ask for related information about students who either already enrolled or will enroll in the school district. For more information view our Home Language Survey Form.
Home Language Survey: surveys are used as an initial screening device to identify language minority students and should only be filled out once in our school district. These surveys assist Instructional Staff in providing the best possible instruction for all students.  Essential questions asked:
  • Which language did your child first learn to speak?
  • Which language does your child use most often at home?
  • Which language(s) do others regularly use when speaking with your child?

Home Language Survey Form   
To view, click on the language of your choice.

Chinese  English  Navajo   Spanish   Vietnamese  

Frequently Asked Questions:
Click on the questions below to view answers.

WIDA Consortium
New Mexico’s Public Education Department is currently a member of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium (WIDA).  The purpose of this non-profit, cooperative group is to establish and promote standards and assessments for English language learners that meet and exceed the goals of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Through standards, assessments, and professional development, WIDA provides meaningful tools and information to educators working with English Language Learners (ELLs) that are anchored in knowledge about best practices for serving diverse learners. To learn more about WIDA, view the links below:



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Concurso De Deletreo en Espanol del Distrito 2018

        19 de Marzo, 2018
        Presentacion en:
    9:00 a.m.
Rio Rancho High School
Performance Art Center
301 Loma Colorado

2017 - 18 District Spanish Spelling 
March 19th, 2018
Rio Rancho High School
  Performance Art Center
 301 Loma Colorado

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Resource Links

Language Magazine | An excellent, on-line magazine language authority full of resources, news, and professional development devoted to keeping language and culture alive.

La Cosecha| parents, educators, researchers, and community leaders come together to share their experiences, network, and enrich their knowledge in supporting dual language enrichment education.

New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education (NMABE)

New Mexico Public Education Department Bilingual and Multicultural Education NCLB Title III

Language translator websites:
Free translation.com
Babel Fish

 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) | the only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals.

Dual Language New Mexico | A non-profit organization dedicated to dual language education programs.