Low Incidence Programs

The Low Incidence Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for PK-12 educators working in low incidence districts in Massachusetts.

The goal of the Low Incidence SIG is to provide ongoing support to educators who struggle with implementation of state and federal mandates for English learner education due to their low numbers of ELL students. Some of our activities include

  • Sharing resources such as forms, parent manuals, translation resources, and curriculum resources.
  • Exploring topics such as second language acquisition vs. language disability, language assessment testing, gaining support from administrators, CPR compliance issues, etc.
  • Obtaining updates on DESE initiatives and policy changes.

Meetings are open to current MATSOL Members at no charge. 

  • Non-Members: Join MATSOL and choose "Low Incidence Programs" as a special interest areas.
  • Members: Update your member profile and choose "Low Incidence Programs" as a special interest area.

The Low Incidence E-List is open to current MATSOL members. Read instructions for subscribing to an E-List.


Meetings are on Mondays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Pre-registration is required for each meeting.

Meeting dates for the 2018 - 19 school year are:

October 1, 2018, Assabet Valley Technical School
November 19, 2018Assabet Valley Technical School
March 18, 2019, Blackstone Valley Regional Technical School
May 6, 2019, Blackstone Valley Regional Technical School

See the MATSOL Calendar to register for upcoming meetings


Agendas, meeting minutes, and other resources.

LI SIG Organizing Committee

Jennifer Fitzgerald & Chris Luczkow