The NCDPI has developed an extensive array of support services for LEAs and teachers that provide instruction for EL students. Professional development for teachers and school teams in the use of SIOP, WIDA standards, ExCELL and Linguafolio as instructional tools has been offered throughout the state for a number of years. During Year 4, SECC assisted in refining and testing evaluation tools to improve PD and the selection of training providers. In addition, SECC began conversations with NCDPI staff regarding successful strategies for American Indian students. In Year 5, SECC will assist in designing data collection processes to examine implementation practices for EL PD and for student and parent perceptions regarding academic barriers for American Indian students.