The Smarter Balanced group of 25 states will decide soon the range of testing accommodations to offer English-learners and students with disabilities.
Results on common-core-aligned tests from New York and the District of Columbia show that English-learners and their teachers have their work cut out for them to meet the more-demanding academic goals.
Native-language assessments are a thorny issue that both PARCC and Smarter Balanced must resolve among member states with wide-ranging testing policies.
Two Asian American civil rights groups say a handful of charter schools in the city are failing to provide translated documents and interpretation services for non-English-speaking parents.
The bilingual website Colorín Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.
The substantive policies around testing supports for English-learners were approved in June by PARCC's governing board.
Between 1990 and 2011, the number of individuals living in the United States who did not speak English proficiently grew by 81 percent, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
Neither group of states working to develop new English-language proficiency tests knows yet how the assessments will cost.
A new study from the Foundation for Child Development finds that the well-being of children of immigrants is influenced much more by race and socioeconomic status than immigration status.
The House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration and border security will consider ideas for legalizing the 2 million unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by their parents.