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June 20, 2014

Florida Board Adopts New English-Language-Proficiency Standards

The Florida state board agreed to use English-language-proficiency standards developed by WIDA, a 35-state consortium that is also developing new assessments.

May 21, 2014

Florida Could Shift Alliances for English-Language-Proficiency Standards, Tests

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart is recommending that Florida join a 35-state consortium known as World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment.

February 18, 2014

Florida Gathering Input on New English-Language Proficiency Standards

The Sunshine State will decide between two different sets of proficiency standards that correspond to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English/language arts.

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.

July 18, 2012

Assessment Group Revises English-Language-Development Standards

The new edition makes clear connections between content standards of the common core and the academic language that will be required.

April 30, 2012

A Case for Training All Teachers to Meet Needs of ELLs

A new paper from the Center for American Progress recommends that all teachers need to be adequately prepared to teach English-learners.

February 28, 2012

Teaching Standards in Central States Vary for English Learners

New report describes how seven states' teaching standards address needs of ELLs.

February 21, 2012

Primer Available for New ELL Assessments

A guide to explain the components of new assessments of English-language proficiency that are being developed by a group of 28 states and the District of Columbia.

February 06, 2012

Ed. Dept. Releases Guide for States on English-Language Proficiency

Report outlines empirical methods for states to follow as they craft new English language proficiency standards and how to measure the progress of ELLs

August 11, 2011

Making 'Common Core' Tests Accessible to All Students

A set of interoperability technology standards that permit states to share data and test items across states and that enables the tagging of test content in a way to make test questions more assessible to different kinds of English-language learners and students with disabilities got a lot of play yesterday in a public meeting about the tests being made for the states' common-core academic standards.

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