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September 16, 2013

Common Core and ELLs Are Focus of New Online Course

The Stanford University Understanding Language initiative will offer a free, massive online open course, or MOOC, to educators who work with English-learners.

September 11, 2013

Smarter Balanced Approves Testing Supports for English-Learners

The tools include native language translations of test directions and test items in mathematics for students who are not yet proficient in English.

August 30, 2013

New Guide To Help States Commonly Define English-Learners

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 26, 2013

ESL Teachers and Common Core: What's Their Role?

The 50,000 ESL teachers in the nation's public schools will need to closely collaborate with content teachers to ensure English-learners can succeed in the common core era, experts say.

August 12, 2013

Smarter Balanced Moves Ahead on Testing Tools for English-Learners

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

A Look at ELL Performance So Far on Common-Core-Aligned Tests

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

ELL Advocates Call for PARCC Tests in Spanish

Native-language assessments are a thorny issue that both PARCC and Smarter Balanced must resolve among member states with wide-ranging testing policies.

July 31, 2013

Watch: English-Learners and Common Core in the Classroom

The bilingual website ColorĂ­n Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.

July 26, 2013

PARCC Releases Final Version of Accommodations Policy for ELLs

The substantive policies around testing supports for English-learners were approved in June by PARCC's governing board.

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.

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