Bilingual Education

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    Assessing Language Proficiency during Extended School Closures
     
    This document provides sample questionnaires across grade bands that are designed to provisionally identify students as English learners (ELs) during the COVID-19-related school closures, which impede the administration of face-to-face screening protocols.
    28 pages
    May 2020
     
     
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    Supporting English Learners in the COVID-19 Crisis
     
    This guide is the ninth in a series developed by the Council of the Great City Schools to help districts as they prepare to reopen schools—whatever that may look like—in the 2020-21 school year.
    56 pages
    August 2020
     
     
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    English Language Learners in America's Great City Schools
     
    This report presents the results of a two-year long study to gather data on the fastest-growing demographic group in the nation's schools. It updates most of the data presented in the Council's first-ever study on English language learner (ELL) programs that was released in 2013.
    164 pages
    April 2019
     
     
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    Raising the Achievement of English Learners in Providence Public Schools
     
    The report examines such areas as the district’s vision and goals for ELLs, the number and variety of languages spoken by Providence’s children, achievement levels and English-proficiency rates, graduation rates, identification, registration, and placement processes, ELL access to district curriculum and the quality of that curriculum, program design, teacher assignments, monitoring, parent engagement, professional development, ELLs in special education, data systems, and the like.
    192 pages
    September 2019
     
     
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    Re-envisioning English Language Arts and English Language Development for English Language Learners
     
    Read the Council’s new criteria for determining whether English language arts materials are compatible with college and career standards and appropriate for English language learners.
    36 pages
    May 2017
     
     
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    A Framework for Re-envisioning Mathematics Instruction for English Language Learners
     
    The overarching purpose of this document is to define a new vision for mathematics instruction that explicitly attends to the needs of ELLs, addressing the interdependence of language and mathematics.
    46 pages
    December 2016
     
     
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    Raising the Achievement of Latino Students and English Language Learners in the Chicago Public Schools
     
    The subject of this report is raising academic achievement among English language learners (ELL) and Latino students in the Chicago Public Schools.
    262 pages
    January 2015
     
     
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    English Language Learners in America's Great City Schools: Demographics, Achievement and Staffing
     
    The English Language Learners (ELLs) attending schools in the member districts of the Council account for nearly one-quarter of all ELLs in the nation. This report presents the results of a yearlong effort to compile data on ELL enrollment and programs in Great City school districts.
    116 pages
    March 2013