Did you know most English learners (ELs) in public schools across the country are native-born U.S. citizens? Or that it takes an average of four to seven years for ELs to become proficient in English?
The English Learners (EL) collaborative constitutes the only national, sustained forum among state education agencies, researchers, and policy experts on issues of standards, assessment, and accountability for English learners.
Understanding and Supporting the Educational Needs of Recently Arrived Immigrant English Learner Students
The foreign-born population in the United States is larger than it has ever been with over 40 million immigrants living in the country. U.S.
Handbook for Developing and Monitoring the English Language Proficiency Indicator and English Learner Progress
The purpose of this Handbook is to guide state education agencies in developing an English Language Proficiency (ELP) Indicator and how to monitor English Learners’ (EL) progress.
The Collaborative Meeting dates for membership year 2017-2018 and membership year 2018-2019.
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards i
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) proposes changes in how states include the nation’s growing population of English Learners (ELs) into the accountability system.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) established an English Language Learner Assessment Advisory Task Force in 2012 to address opportunities and challenges for English learners (ELs) presented by new college- and career-ready standards and assessments.This Advisory Task
Determining Who is an English Learner: Quick Guide to the Common Definition of English Learner Guidance
English Learners (ELs)—language-minority students whose English proficiency affects their ability to meaningfully participate and succeed in school—are expected to reach 25% of the total U.S. K-12 public school population by the year 2025.
Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)1 in 2015, state teams have
been preparing their state plans aligned with ESSA for submission in April or September
2017 to the U.S. Department of Education. Because ESSA lands much of the decisionmaking