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.
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December 16, 2013
November 11, 2013
English-language learner performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress has stayed fairly stagnant in recent years.
September 25, 2013
Eight states in the 19-state consortium said they will need the PARCC math assessment to be translated into Spanish.
September 11, 2013
The tools include native language translations of test directions and test items in mathematics for students who are not yet proficient in English.
September 05, 2013
Smarter Balanced has rolled out a Spanish-language webpage to provide information about the common assessments to parents, students, and teachers.
August 30, 2013
The Council of Chief State School Officers has released a detailed road map for states that must reach more consensus around who an English-learner is and when such students no longer need language instruction services.
August 12, 2013
The Smarter Balanced group of 25 states will decide soon the range of testing accommodations to offer English-learners and students with disabilities.
August 09, 2013
Results on common-core-aligned tests from New York and the District of Columbia show that English-learners and their teachers have their work cut out for them to meet the more-demanding academic goals.
August 05, 2013
Native-language assessments are a thorny issue that both PARCC and Smarter Balanced must resolve among member states with wide-ranging testing policies.
July 26, 2013
The substantive policies around testing supports for English-learners were approved in June by PARCC's governing board.