US ESL Professionals: The Updated English Learner Toolkit is Out!

21/12/2017

Please find it at  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/english-learner-toolkit/index.html Excerpt:

The Toolkit has 10 chapters (one for each section of the DCL), and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.

New Download the entire English Learner Tool Kit (PDF, 9MB)

Introduction

Chapters

  1. Identifying All English Learner Students (PDF, 1.5MB)
  2. Providing English Learners with a Language Assistance Program (PDF, 800KB)
  3. Staffing and Supporting an EL Program (PDF, 921KB)
  4. Meaningful Access to Core Curricular, Extra Curricular Programs (PDF, 1.75MB)
  5. Creating an Inclusive Environment and Avoiding Unnecessary Segregation (PDF, 910KB)
  6. Addressing English Learners with Disabilities (PDF, 1.27MB)
  7. Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs (PDF, 386KB)
  8. Monitoring and Exiting English Learners from EL Programs and Services (PDF, 1.23MB)
  9. Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Districts EL Program (PDF, 907KB)
  10. Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents (PDF, 1.26MB)

To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. Braille, large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Melissa Escalante by phone, 202-401-1407 or via email at: Melissa.Escalante@ed.gov.

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Lower Scores Field Debate Over English-Proficiency Test

03/12/2017

What is going on in different states an what does it mean for your school? Free downloadable report at https://fs24.formsite.com/edweek/images/Spotlight-ELLs-2017-Sponsored.pdf


Research States: Immigrant parents, refugees face greater mental health challenges; Kids’ learning at risk

10/11/2017

What research states at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171025141134.htm


Kids Count: Immigrants and Their Children Face Challenges on Path to Opportunity

09/11/2017

What is in their path and what can everyone do?  More at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2017/10/immigrant_students_often_struggle.html


ESL USA: Some States With ‘English-Only’ Laws Won’t Offer Tests in Other Languages Even Though Federal Law Calls for Such Tests

04/11/2017

Legal news for all schools: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/10/25/some-states-with-english-only-laws-wont-offer.html?override=web


Important for US ESL Education Providers and Communities: Analyzing State ESSA Plans for English Learner Accountability. A Framework for Community Stakeholders

01/10/2017


Side by Side: DACA and Related 2017 Legislation

17/09/2017

Thanks to  Screenshot 2017-09-20 13.11.02for sharing this side by side chart covering: DACA4 BRIDGE Act (H.R. 496) 5 Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act (H.R. 1468) 6 2017 Dream Act (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440) 7 Hope Act (H.R. 3591) 8.

Download and share with your communities it https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DACA-and-2017-legislation-compared-2017-08-10.pdf


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