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Fact Sheet US Department of Education

Feb 09, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On New Faces of Black Americans

A fact sheet from the US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans shows that Spanish, French Creole, and French are the most common languages spoken at home by the 130,000-plus English learners.

WIDA Performance Definition Tool

Feb 09, 2016

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Assessment of Linguistic Development

What might it look like to analyze the language level of English learners and give targeted feedback? The WIDA Performance Definitions tool can be used as a rubric for such an analysis. The tool signals six levels of linguistic development: entering, beginning, developing, expanding, bridging, and reaching. The Performance Definitions rubric aligns with the ACCESS language proficiency assessment used in 36 US states.

Language and Academic Disciplines

Feb 09, 2016

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Language of Academic Disciplines

An initiative of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The long-term goal of the initiative is to increase recognition that learning the language of each academic discipline is essential to learning content.

Technology tools for Struggling Students

Jan 21, 2016

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Power Behind Technology

PowerUp WHAT WORKS provides resources and tools designed to help educators use technology to better support struggling students and learners with disabilities.

Decoding Dyslexia

Jan 21, 2016

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Grassroots Engagement

Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system.

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