The U.S. Department of Education this afternoon announced that the state education agency in Oregon has won a $6.3 million grant to create a new English-language proficiency test that will measure the language demands of the common standards. Oregon is actually the lead state in a group of 12—including the ELL-rich states of California and Florida—that will develop the assessments used to annually measure how English-language learners are progressing toward proficiency. The other states in the group are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia. Oregon's key non-state partners in this ...
A new study finds that Illinois' groundbreaking bilingual preschool mandate suffers from a major shortage of properly trained early childhood teachers.
The measure, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, will make California the first state in the nation to reveal the extent to which long-term English-learners get stalled in their progress toward in fluency.
Californians Together garners national recognition for its work on the biliteracy seal and long-term English-learners.
A Los Angeles community group hosts a major forum aimed at educating Latino and Spanish-speaking parents about the new common standards in math and English/language arts and what it means for their children who are English-language learners.
Just 1 percent of English-learners in 8th and 12th grade scored at or above proficient on the writing NAEP.
More than 72,000 undocumented youth applied for deferred action in the first month since immigration officials began reviewing cases.
A new study finds strong social-emotional development in Mexican-immigrant households, but weak early literacy activities when compared to American-born white households.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has convened two expert panels to advise on how best to ensure that English-language learners and students with disabilities can fully and fairly demonstrate their knowledge on the new tests pegged to the common core standards.
Under legislation awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown, the state education agency would have to break out data for English-learners who have not reached proficiency after six years in U.S. schools.