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October 24, 2012

College Board Puts Spotlight on Needs of ELLs, New Kinds of Tests

Embarking on his tenure as College Board president, David Coleman puts an unusual spotlight on English-learners.

September 17, 2012

ELLs Trail Significantly on National Writing Exam

Just 1 percent of English-learners in 8th and 12th grade scored at or above proficient on the writing NAEP.

September 07, 2012

ELL and Spec. Ed. Advisors Named for Common Assessment Group

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has convened two expert panels to advise on how best to ensure that English-language learners and students with disabilities can fully and fairly demonstrate their knowledge on the new tests pegged to the common core standards.

August 10, 2012

Common Core and ELLs: Next Steps for California

Two California policy experts make recommendations on how to use the Common Core State Standards to improve outcomes for English-language learners.

July 09, 2012

California Works on New English-Language Development Standards

The state with the largest population of English-language learners in the nation moves ahead with revising its English-language proficiency standards.

June 28, 2012

ELL Accommodations Study Gets Top Rating From Federal Reviewers

The What Works Clearinghouse issues highest rating to study on the effects of language accommodations for English learners on math test items.

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