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.
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July 21, 2015
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.
October 20, 2014
Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.
November 11, 2013
English-language learner performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress has stayed fairly stagnant in recent years.
September 07, 2012
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has convened two expert panels to advise on how best to ensure that English-language learners and students with disabilities can fully and fairly demonstrate their knowledge on the new tests pegged to the common core standards.
May 10, 2012
English learners gained no ground in science achievement in the 2011 Nation's Report Card.