The 42,000 students in federal Bureau of Indian Education schools will continue to attend school as usual during the federal government's shutdown.
Eight states in the 19-state consortium said they will need the PARCC math assessment to be translated into Spanish.
Fewer states reported meeting all their federal academic goals for ELLs over the two school years that spanned 2008-10.
In an article exploring states where the number of English-learners has grown dramatically, levels of state aid to support such students vary widely.
The Stanford University Understanding Language initiative will offer a free, massive online open course, or MOOC, to educators who work with English-learners.
Libia S. Gil, who was the superintendent of the Chula Vista elementary district in California, will lead the Office of English Language Acquisition.
The tools include native language translations of test directions and test items in mathematics for students who are not yet proficient in English.
The U.S. Department of Education is asking researchers and the public to provide feedback on what research priorities to should focus on for English-language learners.
Smarter Balanced has rolled out a Spanish-language webpage to provide information about the common assessments to parents, students, and teachers.
Federal education officials are looking for guidance on how to improve the services and information they provide on English-language learners.