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Our Addresses

Bismarck Office:

128 Soo Line Drive, Suite 102

Bismarck, ND 58501

Fort Yates Office

Sitting Bull College

Attn: Turnaround Arts

9299 Highway 24

Fort Yates, ND 58538

Minot Office

900 North Broadway, Suite 300

Minot, ND 58707

Call Us

Bismarck: 701-751-4041

Minot: 701-838-3025

Fort Yates: 701-854-8122

Fax: 701-751-4043

English Language Services

CREA Title III Consortium members receive:

  • Two EL trainings per year;

  • consultations with CREA EL specialist;

  • EL Coordinator support and coaching;

  • First priority for contracted services with the CREA EL Specialist

    • English proficiency ​screening and placement for students that are identified as needing EL support

    • Parent notification

    • Individual Language Plan (ILP) writing assistance

    • Administering ACCESS testing during the testing window

    • ACCESS reporting

    • Program exiting 

    • On-site support as needed

Once school districts have served EL students during the school year, they receive funding at the end of the year. We believe that it would be advantageous for each school to employ a coordinator who will oversee EL programming. Based on the FTE guidelines from the state (maximum of 40 students), we suggest .025 FTE (1 hr/wk) per EL student that would work with the CREA EL Specialist on the following:

  • support with the completion and integration of Home Language Surveys for Kindergarten students and all new registrations,

  • reminders of important dates, deadlines such as ACCESS for ELs annual English proficiency testing materials order deadlines,

  • the ability to use my name and credentials as your districts's EL coordinator (if you previously had no EL students, you will be obligated to notify me if EL students do arrive at your school)

  • off site technical assistance, consultation and support (via phone or web)

  • training on effective English Language instruction

For more information, contact,

Maranda Obradovic

EL Specialist

Maranda.Obradovic@k12.nd.us