New and Free Online Courses in October!

Sep 17, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of four new courses in October 2015. These courses cover topics including text complexity, argumentation and formative assessment, English language development, and constructive conversations.

Assessment Inventory

Sep 08, 2015

Achieve released a paper commissioned with Understanding Language on assessment and ELLs.  The paper describes the history of ELL inclusion in the assessment system, the connections between content and English language proficiency (ELP) assessments, and how the assessments these students take can be included in an assessment inventory process such as Achieve’s 

Freedom to Talk

Aug 17, 2015

In celebration of the new school year, we are releasing a short video about the civil rights movement and ELLs.  Freedom to Talk is a historical narrative by Kenji Hakuta about how the principles of civil rights are extended to today’s new state academic content and English language proficiency standards.

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June 2015: Working Group Releases Comments on the Senate HELP Committee Draft Bill for ESEA Reauthorization

Jul 02, 2015

The Working Group on ELL Policy has released