The Stanford University Understanding Language initiative will offer a free, massive online open course, or MOOC, to educators who work with English-learners.
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September 16, 2013
September 11, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
The bilingual website Colorín Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.
July 26, 2013
The substantive policies around testing supports for English-learners were approved in June by PARCC's governing board.
July 25, 2013
Neither group of states working to develop new English-language proficiency tests knows yet how the assessments will cost.