Bilingual Education

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    District Considerations for Universal Dyslexia Screening: Ensuring Appropriate Implementation and Instruction for English Learners
    In light of the growing development in policy and practice that recognizes the importance of early identification of students at risk for reading difficulties and dyslexia through universal screening, districts will need to carefully consider how this may impact English learners.
    6 pages
    October 2022
    Connecting 3Ls™ to English Language Development Standards & Frameworks
    School districts that have adopted the 3Ls™ approach to provide rigorous instruction for English learners (ELs) have, invariably, had to make a case for what this approach offers, how it reflects best practices in English language development (ELD) instruction, and how it meets the needs of English learners. They have also had to make explicit connections to their own district standards, frameworks, and practices that guide their instruction to English learners.
    32 pages
    September 2021
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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