February 1, 2018

English Learner Data Story

U.S. Department of Education has a new interactive webpage that shares data on English Learner students (ELs). The site answers three main questions - Who are ELs? Where are ELs? And what languages do ELs speak? - by using colorful maps, bar graphs, and charts to provide a clearer understanding of America's diverse ELs population in a "data story" format based on data from the Common Core of Data. For the Department's press release of the new webpage, click here

September 20, 2017

Framework for Analzying English Learner Accountability in State ESSA Plans

This brief identifies sections in state plans that focus on English Learner accountability and provides a framework for community members to use determine if state plans meet EL accountability requirements.

July 22, 2017

State-Level Impact of ACCESS 2.0 Scoring Change

This Education Week article reports on the recent results of a English-proficiency test, ACCESS 2.0, and how a planned scoring change impacted the number of students scoring proficient. The article provides specific examples of this impact in Nevada, Maine, and Tennessee.

October 5, 2016

Celebrating English Learner's Assets

In this U.S. Department of Education's blog, the 2016 Principal Ambassador Fellow Dana Nerenberg shares her five essential values to support English learners.

September 29, 2016

Closing the Achievement Gap for Native Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced new resources to close the achievement gap for native students. Learn more about the Obama Administration's efforts to improve the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children.