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.
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September 29, 2011
September 09, 2011
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
April 12, 2011
A new study from the University of Georgia shows that if test developers include graphics with math items that are relevant to the question asked, they can partly close the performance gap on those test items between English-proficient students and English-language learners.