Nevada Statewide English Mastery Council

Senate Bill 504 was passed by the 2013 Nevada Legislature. The bill required the creation of a statewide English Mastery Council in order to improve the quality of English Language Learner education for students in Nevada. The Council is responsible for making recommendations in three core areas:

  1. Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement;
  2. District Policy and Planning Criteria to serve English Language Learner Student Populations; and
  3. Standards and Criteria for a Curriculum for English Language Learner Student Populations.

The Council was chaired by Dr. Magdalena Martinez from 2014 to 2016.