In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.
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The Florida state board agreed to use English-language-proficiency standards developed by WIDA, a 35-state consortium that is also developing new assessments.
For the first time, students who are not native speakers of English outperformed their native-speaking peers on the English Baccalaureate exams.
The organization's second annual review of preparation programs finds few places that adequately prepare teachers for addressing the language and literacy needs of English-learners.
The lawsuit alleges that tens of thousands of English-learners across Texas are receiving substandard instruction.
Newly-released data from the Census Bureau shows that English-speaking abilities of immigrants vary by time of arrival in the United States and education levels.
The Obama Administration is scrambling to provide more long-term shelter space for the wave of children coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
English-language learners in states belonging to the WIDA consortium have been field-testing new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessments in speaking, reading, and writing this spring.
Though many states are expanding their early-childhood programs, immigrant families with young children remain among the least likely to take advantage of them.