November 23, 2015

Updated Family Guide to ELPA21

The ELPA21 Team has released an updated information document for families of ELLs that aims to provide information about the ELPA21 assessment system, including how it differs from other assessments and rationales for its use.

October 29, 2015

WIDA 2016 Can Do Descriptors

WIDA needs your help to review and finalize the new 2016 Can Do Descriptors. Participate in the Can Do Descriptors validation survey and support the development of this new educator resource.

June 5, 2015

Choosing Accommodations for CCSS-Based Assessments

This poster presentation by the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides a five-step, decision-making process for school and district educators to use when selecting accommodations for assessments based on the Common Core State Standards.

June 3, 2015

Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners in the U.S.

The Migration Policy Institute recently released a fact sheet on the top languages spoken by English language learners (ELLs) nationally and by state. The numbers were drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey and the U.S. Department of Education.

May 27, 2015

Computer Testing and ELLs

Colorín Colorado posted a short blog on considerations and supports that educators should address before their English language learner students take assessments on the computer.