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.
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October 23, 2014
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.
November 14, 2011
Californians Together offers a critique of the UC Berkeley study that found the state might be identifying too many young children for English-language instruction.
November 02, 2011
Performance changes little for ELLs overall, but rates of exclusion were down from 2009.
September 29, 2011
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
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?