The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.
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January 11, 2016
Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.
December 02, 2015
The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.
November 06, 2015
Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.
September 11, 2015
Miami-Dade joins the District of Columbia, Chicago and a growing number of states in offering the special recognition for students.
August 07, 2015
It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.
August 06, 2015
Under the state's renewed No Child Left Behind waiver, schools won't have to count the achievement of ELLs who have been in the country for less than two years for accountability purposes.
August 06, 2015
With the two additions, membership in WIDA, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, is now at 36 states.
August 04, 2015
A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.
July 21, 2015
It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.