Educational Leaders

Examining English learner testing, proficiency, and growth: Continued trends since the COVID-19 pandemic

Published Year
2024
Resource Type
Report
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
State Education Agencies
Educational Leaders
Assessment researchers
Language Researchers

This report examines English learners’ testing, proficiency, and growth during the six most recent school years (20182023) to shed light on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on English learners’ educational outcomes.

Language development policies and practices impacting the college and career readiness of long-term English learners (LTELs) in secondary schools.

Published Year
2019
Resource Type
Journal
Target Audience(s)
Policy makers
Educational Leaders
Educators of English Learners
Language Researchers

Programs and policies related to the education of long-term English learners (LTELs) at the secondary level are often based on the belief that fluency in English is the primary, if not the sole, requirement for academic success and college and career readiness.

NAM Discretionary Report 2018 & 2021 Cohorts (School Year 2023)

Published Year
2024
Resource Type
Federal Grant
Target Audience(s)
Educational Leaders
Administrators
Community Advocates
Originating Organization
NCELA
OELA

In the Native American Languages Act of 1990, Congress recognized the importance of preserving Native American languages by protecting and promoting the rights of Native Americans to develop their proficiency and use of Native American languages.1 In addition, it is the policy of the United State

Supporting the Economic Integration of Adult Leaners with Emerging Literacy Skills

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educational Leaders
Educators of English Learners

Many immigrants, including those with emerging literacy skills, have real-world economic needs. This spotlight provides resources and considerations for how adult education programming can support immigrants’ broader economic integration.

Bilingual Education and America’s Future: Evidence and Pathways

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educational Leaders
Dual Language/Bilingual Educators
Policy makers
State Education Agencies

This paper looks at the next 25 years of education and policy making regarding students classified as English learners (EL).

English Learner Civil Rights Brief- Practices to Increase Access to Advanced Coursework and Specialized Programs for Students Who Are English Learners (English Version, 2023)

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Administrators
Community Advocates
Educational Leaders
Originating Organization
OELA

This resource features practices that districts and schools may consider in their efforts to increase access to advanced or specialized programs for students who are ELs. You can read more about students’ access to educational opportunities from early childhood to grade 12 in the U.S.