Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.
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December 22, 2014
October 07, 2014
What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?
September 16, 2014
The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.
July 01, 2014
Researchers have launched a new tool to help policymakers better analyze and report the needs of shifting English-learner populations at schools from year to year.
June 26, 2014
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.
March 07, 2014
The state's newly granted testing waiver means California is not likely to have data it can use to hold schools accountable for the performance of the nation's largest population of English-language learners.
September 24, 2013
Fewer states reported meeting all their federal academic goals for ELLs over the two school years that spanned 2008-10.
June 10, 2013
The nation's most ELL-rich school district continues to roll out its latest plan to raise achievement for students who are still learning English.
June 06, 2013
More schools would be held accountable for the performance of English-learners under the provisions of a bill to reauthorize the federal education law.
October 01, 2012
Dissatisfied with the achievement levels for English-learners, state education leaders highlight plans to improve instructional programs for the state's roughly 60,000 such students.