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November 02, 2011

Nation's Report Card: How ELLs Fared in 2011

Performance changes little for ELLs overall, but rates of exclusion were down from 2009.

September 29, 2011

Common Core ELL Assessment to Be Built by Wis. Consortium

Wisconsin received a $10.5 million grant from the Department of Education to develop an online assessment for English-language learners. Wisconsin is working with WIDA and a 28-state consortium.

September 09, 2011

One Opinion: New Assessments Should Keep ELLs in Mind

A commentary writer says English-language learners' needs should be considered from the get-go when drafting the new, common core assessments.

June 28, 2011

Will Commercial Publishers Keep Their Market Share With ELL Tests?

CTB/McGraw-Hill announced this week it has a digital version of its English-proficiency test. But will it be able to keep its market share with ELL tests?

June 27, 2011

Proposals for English-Proficiency Tests for the 'Common Core'

Education Week provides links to summaries of applications submitted by California and Wisconsin to receive federal funds to create English-language-proficiency tests.

June 13, 2011

New York State Will Revamp ELL Test for 'Common Core'

New York State has decided to revamp its existing English-language-proficiency test, used only in that state, to align with the states' academic common core standards for the 2012-13 school year.

June 08, 2011

WIDA Tally: Montana and Maryland Join Consortium

Maryland and Montana are the latest two states to have become members of the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment consortium and will begin administering the consortium's English-language-proficiency test next school year.

June 07, 2011

Calif., Wis. Take Lead to Propose ELL Tests for 'Common Core'

California and Wisconsin have each formed a consortium with other states and applied for the full $10.7 million available in a grant competition to create English-language-proficiency tests for the states' common-core academic standards.

May 27, 2011

White House Official Stresses Need for Native-Language Tests

A White House official said that the Obama administration wants to see school districts move forward in making native-language assessments available for English-language learners.

May 17, 2011

A Vision for ELL Inclusion in Tests Pegged to the 'Common Core'

New tests for the Common Core State Standards Initiative should pay particular attention to how formative tests designed within the assessment systems can improve outcomes form English-language learners, a researcher from WestEd contends in a paper released this week.

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