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.
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June 26, 2014
June 20, 2014
The Florida state board agreed to use English-language-proficiency standards developed by WIDA, a 35-state consortium that is also developing new assessments.
June 05, 2014
English-language learners in states belonging to the WIDA consortium have been field-testing new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessments in speaking, reading, and writing this spring.
May 30, 2014
Foremost experts on common-core testing supports for English-learners and students with disabilities answered a range of readers' questions.
May 21, 2014
Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart is recommending that Florida join a 35-state consortium known as World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment.
April 24, 2014
PARCC and Smarter Balanced offer very different testing supports for English-language learners on their common-core aligned assessments.
March 26, 2014
California educators are grappling with how they will make decisions about exiting English-learners from services as the state transitions to new content tests and new English-language proficiency assessments.
March 03, 2014
A group of 35 states that are jointly developing new English-language proficiency assessments are having a tough time finding schools willing to try out the field tests this spring.
February 24, 2014
Teachers, students, and parents can practice using the language-support features such as native-language glossaries in advance of the upcoming field tests.
December 16, 2013
The state will ask the U.S. Department of Education to relax its requirements that English-learners who've been in U.S. schools for 12 months or longer take state language arts tests in English.