The mission of The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education (GW-CEEE) is to advance education reform so that all students achieve high standards. For NCELA, GW-CEEE has developed and presented webinars, written articles for the quarterly review, and provided outreach to specific states. Within other contracts, GW-CEEE provides evidence-based technical assistance and professional development and conducts research and evaluation studies for stateeducation agencies, local education agencies, and various offices of the US Department of Education to facilitate education reform and school improvement initiatives. GW-CEEE was established in October 1991 and chartered by The George Washington University (GW) in January 1994.
SLTI provides assistance for NCELA in a variety of areas related to the assessment and testing of ELs by developing webinars, writing articles for the quarterly review, responding to askNCELA questions, and providing outreach to specific states. The overall mission of SLTI is to provide test development, translation/adaptation, and other related services in the areas of second language proficiency testing and the testing of nonnative English-speakers for school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, educational research organizations, state and federal government agencies, and commercial testing companies.
Barrera Associates was formed in 1989 as a family business by principals possessing over 20 years of experience in management consulting, federal government operations, and public policy issues. Barrera Associates provides NCELA with valuable expertise and experience in conference management and webinar design, coordination, and management. Since its founding, they have been retained by large multinational corporations, private non-profit organizations, universities, law firms, small businesses, and the federal government, to provide professional management consulting services involving diverse issues in environmental information management and education policies and practice. Barrera Associates is a certified Hispanic and woman-owned U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) business development company.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)