A new study from the University of Georgia shows that if test developers include graphics with math items that are relevant to the question asked, they can partly close the performance gap on those test items between English-proficient students and English-language learners.


EdWeek will host a free web chat today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time with Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher in Sacramento, Calif., on how to help students motivate themselves.


The last of three "national conversations" about ELL policy planned by the office of English-language acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education has been postponed.


The proportion of Latino 4-year-olds enrolling in preschool grew dramatically through the 1990s and up until 2005, but it declined between 2005 and 2009.


Researchers for a federal study took a look at six southeastern states and found they have six different sets of (very complicated) goals for English-language learners.


A new English-Learning Carnival has been published online.


Edynn Y. Sato, English-language learner testing expert at WestEd, will serve as a new technical adviser for the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium.


The two consortia creating content tests as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative are beginning to take small steps to consider the needs of English-language learners.


Bigwigs in the field of research and federal policy for English-language learners are meeting today in the nation's capital to review the current state of ELL research and plan what research questions are most crucial to answer for the education of such students.


Larry Ferlazzo, author of a book on how teachers can help students motivate themselves, will be a guest for a live chat at Education Week on that subject on April 12.


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