English Language Learners

Policy Brief; May, 2015

State-Level English Language Learner Policies discussed by ECS and National Experts (Source: ECS)

From the Education Commission of the States comes a new policy brief that discusses the current state of ELL policies across the nation. Discussion from a Dec, 2014 meeting of experts and the ECS includes issues such as Finance, Identification and Reclassification, Education Quality, Pre-K Services, and Parent and Family Involvement. Find the full PDF here. 

 

Original Research; January, 2014.

HEPC  in collaboration with the College of Education, the William S. Richardson School of Law and the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at UHM, hosted a forum to explore the issues with immigration and ELL learners in Hawaii.  . The conference hosted speakers from the HIDOE, a panel of legal scholars, educational researchers and community leaders who discussed the various issues and legal ramifications of the current ELL situation. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Kathryn Davis.

Summary of the January, 2014 Forum here.

Also provided is an in-depth look at the legalities of serving ELLs in our public schools,  Legal Obligations to serve English Language Learners (ELL)

Other materials;

Addressing the Needs of ELLs by Diane Murakami – Powerpoint

Engaged Language Policy and Planning/ Engaged Education by Kathryn A. Davis-Powerpoint

Youtube video featured in Kathryn A. Davis’ speech.

Hawaii ELL Program- by Andy Wiegand – Powerpoint

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Supporting Documents;

Learning to Attend to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Through Teacher Inquiry in Teacher Education

Statistics of ELL populations by state, from 2002-3 to 2010-11.

Improving Educational Outcomes for English Language Learners:  Recommendations for ESEA Reauthorization

Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act from the Center of Applied Linguistics

Prezi by Dave Moyer on Multicultural Student Enrollment of Hawai’i Public Schools.

Accommodation Practices for English Language Learners in States’ Mathematics Assessments.

Evaluating ELLs for a Special Needs a Challenge.

ELLs and the National Report Card: No change in Reading and Math

Hass & Gort (2009) Demanding More: Legal Standards and Best Practices for English Language Learners

State Level English Language Lerner Policies from the Education Commission of the States.

 

Analysis; December, 2013.

ECS Analysis on ELL Student Demographics in the United States.

From ECS clearing house comes an analysis on lessons learned on the ELL student population in the United States. Find the online version here, or download their free PDF below.

English Language Learners, A Growing,- yet underserved – student population

 

Article; November, 2013

ELLs and Nation’s Report Card: No Change in Reading and Math Performance

From Education Week blog on Language and Learning, data from last week’s National Report Card has shown the state and progress of ELLs. Find it here.

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