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July 23, 2013

English-Language Learners, Common Core, and Filling in the Gaps

A California advocacy group for ELLs has published a toolkit for educators who want to help support the success of second-language learners with the new common standards.

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...

May 07, 2013

English-Language Learners, Common Core, and Literacy

Two members of the Understanding Language initiative at Stanford University will present resources and strategies for teaching the common core in English/language arts and literacy to English-learners.

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.

March 19, 2013

WIDA Forges Ahead With New English-Language Proficiency Test

Work is under way

March 12, 2013

Big Districts Lack Strong ELL Materials, Survey Finds

Urban educators from across 44 big-city districts report that most existing curricular materials for English-learners fall well short of the rigor required in the new Common Core State Standards.

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 22, 2013

Spanish Translation of Common Core Standards Makes Debut

California educators translated the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts into Spanish to share with colleagues around the country.

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