Spotlight on Common Core for ELLs

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Common Core for ELLs


The Education Week Spotlight on Common Core for ELLs is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Making literacy standards accessible to English-language learners
  • Developing uniform definitions that may help to decide who receives ELL services
  • Piloting lessons to show what common-core instruction might look like for ELLs
  • Working to meet increased academic demands for ELLs in states with common-core standards
  • Translating the English/language arts standards into Spanish
  • Creating fair and accurate assessments for ELLs

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An Albuquerque school focuses on making literacy standards accessible to all—including English-learners.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week

The common-core standards may be paving the way for more uniform definitions for deciding who gets ELL services.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week

Experts are piloting lessons intended to show educators what common-core instruction might look like with students learning English.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week

English-learners will have to go beyond the fundamentals and master "academic language," experts say.
April 23, 2012 - Education Week

New guidelines advise states on the language skills English-learners will need to handle the tougher academic content.
October 9, 2012 - Education Week

There is a critical and rising need for fair, accurate assessments for English-language learners, David N. Plank writes.
August 30, 2011 - Education Week


California educators working on translating the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts into Spanish have finished much of their work and are making the translations available to their colleagues around the country.
February 22, 2013 - Learning the Language

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