English-language learners in 8th grade performed a tad worse in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2009 than they did in 2007.
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October 15, 2009
September 25, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education needs to permit direct communication between state education officials and reviewers during the peer review process for state tests, a report by the General Accountability Office concludes.
August 27, 2009
One of the regional laboratories of the Institute of Education Sciences is holding a free Webinar on Sept. 16, noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss findings from a study of the nation's most popular English-language proficiency test used for accountability under NCLB.
August 18, 2009
California has released its test scores for 2009. Both in math and English, more ELLs scored at or above "proficient" than in the previous year.
August 10, 2009
A task force looking at how best to include English-language learners in the National Assessment of Educational Progress report that "targeted testing" might work well for that group of students, according to Curriculum Matters.
August 04, 2009
The unintended consequences of high-stakes testing and accountability systems for English-language learners outweigh any benefits that standardized tests might have for such students, argue Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Corola Suarez-Orozco in an online editorial for the New York Times.
July 31, 2009
A state appeals court has ruled that California can stick with English in testing English-language learners for accountability purposes under the No Child Left Behind Act. Nine school districts sued the state over the English-only testing issue in 2005.
July 08, 2009
Hawaii joins 18 other states and the District of Columbia in deciding to use the English-language-proficiency test most commonly used by states: Access for ELLs.
July 01, 2009
The Storm Lake school district in Iowa reviewed and revised its policies on English-language learners after a student of Lao descent refused to take and English-language-proficiency test because she believed she was fluent in English.
June 09, 2009
A Washington Post reporter and photographer visit command central for scoring Virginia's portfolio tests in Fairfax County. The tests are used for ELLs and students with disabilities.