It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.
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August 07, 2015
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.
June 18, 2015
Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
May 20, 2015
For two years, the district failed to give a required English placement test to about 1,200 students who reported speaking a language other than English at home.
April 10, 2015
The bill would provide incentives to states and school districts to implement policies to significantly improve instruction for English-learners.
December 02, 2014
State lawmakers are mulling a new high school graduation requirement: passing a 100-question exam that gauges knowledge of American government, history and civics.
October 23, 2014
The WIDA consortium has chosen a Minnesota company to score its new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessment that will debut in 2015-16.