Spotlight on ELL Assessment & Teaching

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On ELL Assessment & Teaching


Education Week's Spotlight on ELL Assessment & Teaching brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How schools handle academic credits for adolescent immigrant youths
  • Research on how to best teach English-language learners
  • Accommodations to assess content knowledge
  • Assessing English-language proficiency
  • Determining where English-language learners should be placed at the time of enrollment
  • Criteria used to identify students for ELL services
  • Characteristics of effective technology-enhanced programs for ELLs
  • After-school programs as a powerful resource for English-language learners
  • Addressing the needs of longtime English-learners

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Researchers have learned a lot about how to teach basic reading skills in the early grades to English-language learners, but they have yet to nail down how to help students over the learning hump that comes later in elementary school.
December 31, 2008 - Education Week

Nationally, the average high school graduation rate for ELLs is 64 percent, compared with 80.1 percent for all students, according to an analysis by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center of data reported by states to the federal government for the 2005-06 school year.
January 27, 2009 - Education Week

Students who are still working to master the English language are being held to the same reading and math proficiency targets as native English-speakers.
December 31, 2008 - Education Week

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The St. Paul, Minn., school district has gained notice for its success in educating a large population of students of Hmong heritage who are learning English.
December 5, 2006 - Education Week

Determining where an English-language learner should be placed at the time of enrollment—and when the student should be moved—is a key part of assuring student success.
December 31, 2008 - Education Week

Teachers seek out technology that encourages interactive learning by English-language learners.
September 12, 2007 - Digital Directions

Claudia Weisburd extols the benefits of after-school programs for English-language learners.
February 26, 2008 - Education Week

"Our best students and our worst students are likely to speak English as a second language," says Joanne Jacobs.
September 5, 2008 - Education Week

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