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.
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November 14, 2011
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?
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.