Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
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June 18, 2015
October 13, 2014
Florida officials are reportedly planning to take legal action against the department this week in a clash over the question of when the performance of ELLs should factor into the state's accountability system.
June 26, 2014
In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.
December 10, 2012
American Institutes for Research releases a new guide on how states and districts can continue to support English-language learners under their waiver plans from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.