Policy Issues: Hot Topics
The following articles provide perspectives meant to inform policy discussions around the education English language learners (ELLs). They are written for a general audience and we encourage you to chime in using our comment boxes after each article!
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What You'll Find in This Section
The following articles provide perspectives meant to inform policy discussions around the assessment and accountability of English language learners (ELLs). They are written for a general audience and we encourage you to chime into the discussion in our comment boxes at the bottom of each article!
Assessment and Accountability for ELLs
The articles in this section discuss policy surrounding bilingual education, dual-language education programs and the use of the home language in a child's schooling. We encourage you to join the discussion through the comment boxes at the bottom of each article!
Bilingual Education Policy
How does policy affect young English language learners (ELLs)? How should standards and assessment be used with young children? These articles and reports provide a variety of perspectives on these important questions.
Early Childhood Education Policy
These articles focus on the role of standards in ELL education, as well as approaches for engaging ELLs and their families in conversations around standards initiatives.
The Role of Standards in ELL Instruction
The following articles focus on the preparation and evaluation of teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs) and other special populations.
Teacher Preparation and Evaluation
The articles in this section share perspectives from other countries around the world who are also educating immigrant students in their schools.