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July 25, 2013

What Will New English-Language-Proficiency Tests Cost?

Neither group of states working to develop new English-language proficiency tests knows yet how the assessments will cost.

July 08, 2013

ELLs Need More Attention in Common Assessment Groups, Reports Say

A federal technical review of the common assessments being developed by PARCC and Smarter Balanced says both groups of states must do more to ensure English-learners can access the content tested in the new exams.

June 26, 2013

PARCC Approves Testing Policies for English-Language Learners

The first edition of the accessibility and accommodations policy for ELLs and students with disabilities will be available July 25.

June 20, 2013

ELL Assessment Groups Move Ahead on Standards, New Tests

For teachers who work with English-language learners, there's more to grasp than the new common standards in English/language arts and mathematics and the coming assessments that go with them. Also coming are new and revamped English-language-proficiency standards connected to the language demands i...

April 26, 2013

A Closer Look at ELL Assessment Group Led by Oregon

ELPA 21 is an 11-state group working to design new English-language proficiency assessments that are tied to the Common Core State Standards.

April 18, 2013

PARCC Releases Draft Policy on ELL Accommodations

PARCC will seek public comment for 30 days on its draft policy for testing accommodations for English-learners and students with disabilities.

March 19, 2013

WIDA Forges Ahead With New English-Language Proficiency Test

Work is under way

March 04, 2013

Defining an English-Language Learner: Can States Agree?

The move toward Common Core State Standards and common assessments is pushing states to adopt more consistent policies around English-language learners.

February 13, 2013

California Drops Out of ELL Assessment Consortium

The state, which recently wrote and adopted new English-language proficiency standards, did not want to wait on other states to catch up.

November 14, 2012

Testing Groups Work on Accessibility for English-Learners

Experts from Smarter Balanced and PARCC share details on work going on to ensure that English-learners have full access to the common assessments being designed to measure the Common Core State Standards.

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