Early Childhood Education Policy

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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.

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NAEYC: Where We Stand on Assessing Young ELLs

These policy recommendations from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) outline best practices in assessing young ELLs, addressing the role of the home language, family involvement, and the qualifications of educators conducting the assessments. The recommendations are also available in Spanish.


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