- Rethinking Language Goals in Science with Three-Dimensional Learning
- Standards That Impact English Language Learners
- Crosswalks to the Common Core and Other State Academic Content Standards
- Analysis of a PARCC ELA Assessment Task Through an ELL Lens (Part 1)
- Writing "Just Right" Research Questions: Strategies for ELLs
- Using Pair and Group Work to Develop ELLs’ Oral Language Skills
- California's ELA/ELD Framework: Bringing It All Together
- Why Teachers Should Read the ELPD Framework
Research and Reports
The Need for ELP Alignment
Many ELL educators have questions about the relationship of English language proficiency/development standards to the Common Core. When the standards were released, the authors indicated that states would be responsible for aligning their ELP standards to the Common Core. Since then, a number of initiatives have responded to the need for ELP alignment, which are documented in TESOL's Spring 2013 policy brief about the Common Core.
These initiatives include:
- WIDA 2012 Standards
- California's 2012 English Language Development (ELD) Standards
- New York's Bilingual Common Core Initiative
In addition, the Council of Chief State School Officers published an English language proficiency development framework, which outlines the language that ELLs must acquire to successfully meet the CCSS and the Next Generation Science Standards while offering states guidance for on ELP alignment.