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May 24, 2010

Proportion of ELLs in L.A. Scoring Proficient in English Dips

The proportion of ELLs in Los Angeles scoring proficient in English dipped slightly in 2009 over the previous year.

May 18, 2010

Researchers Advise Race to Top Applicants on ELLs

In a policy brief, researchers give recommendations on how to include English-learners appropriately in assessments.

May 14, 2010

WIDA Tally: Missouri Joins Consortium

Missouri is the latest state to adopt the ACCESS for ELLs test, which is the nation's most popular English-language-proficiency test for K-12 students.

May 14, 2010

Tennessee Rolls Out Simplified English Test for ELLs

The state implemented its new modified English test for English-language learners this spring.

March 25, 2010

Exclusion Rates for ELLs From NAEP Are All Over the Map

Curriculum Matters notes that exclusion rates for English-learners and students with disabilities differ widely from state to state.

March 15, 2010

Free Webinar March 17 on Including ELLs in State Tests

Rebecca Kopriva, a specialist in ELL testing, will be a presenter in a free Webinar held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time this Wednesday, March 17.

December 15, 2009

Wyoming Joins the WIDA Consortium

Wyoming joins 20 states and the District of Columbia in adopting an English-language-proficiency test created by the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment consortium.

November 18, 2009

Tennessee Will Let ELLs Take Tests in 'Simplified English'

This coming spring, Tennessee will give its state assessment to English-language learners for the first time in 'simplified English.'

November 05, 2009

Public Hearing Will Look at Inclusion of ELLs in NAEP

The governing board for the National Assessment of Educational Progress will hold a public hearing on Monday about including of English-language learners and students with disabilities on the test.

November 02, 2009

WIDA Tally: New Mexico Joins Consortium

New Mexico has joined 19 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the most popular English-language-proficiency test in the nation, ACCESS for ELLs.

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