The Florida state board agreed to use English-language-proficiency standards developed by WIDA, a 35-state consortium that is also developing new assessments.
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June 20, 2014
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.
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.
February 06, 2014
Language experts based at Stanford University are expanding their offerings of free courses for educators looking for resources on supporting English-language learners in the move to more rigorous academic standards.
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.
October 30, 2013
A new Education Week special report delves into some of the issues facing educators as they transition to the common standards and struggle to make them accessible to English-language learners.