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Improving Assessment & Accountability for English Language Learners in the No Child Left Behind Act
This report by the National Council of La Raza examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) on English language learners (ELLs). It concludes that while the law has not been implemented adequately, it holds ...
Preparing Young Latino Children for School Success: Best Practices in Professional Development
This policy brief examines the importance of professional development as it applies to high-quality instruction for young Latino and ELL students and how it can be provided within the context of current workforce constraints.
Preparing Young Latino Children for School Success: Best Practices in Assessments
This policy brief highlights the importance of developing effective assessments for young ELLs, highlights a best practice in the field, and concludes with policy recommendations which highlight how to bring effective ...
Preparing Young Latino Children for School Success: Best Practices in Family Engagement
This policy brief discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with family engagement strategies, highlights a best practice in the field, and concludes with policy recommendations for bringing these programs to scale.
A Teacher’s Guide to State English Language Learner Assessment and Accountability
Assessing English language learner (ELL) students and including them appropriately in accountability systems is a complex process. Too little research and too few answers currently guide assessment and accountability ...
How Have States Set Goals for English Learners in ESSA Plans?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to outline their academic and English language proficiency goals and provide a detailed proposal for the statewide accountability system in a state ESSA plan. This ...
How Are States Including English Language Proficiency in ESSA Plans?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has ushered in an era of renewed focus on English learners (ELs) in states' accountability systems. Under ESSA, states are now required to develop an English language proficiency (ELP) ...