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ERIC Number: ED503549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
Answering the Knock of Opportunity: Addressing the Data Needs for California's English Learners. Policy Brief
Perez, Maria; Shambaugh, Larisa S.; Parrish, Tom
American Institutes for Research
California currently faces an opportunity to develop an effective data system that can assist in improving the state's future understanding of the educational progress of English learners (ELs). This policy brief outlines the needs for good data on ELs and makes recommendations for creating an effective longitudinal data system for ELs. It provides general advice on how to enhance the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), which tracks individual students over time, and the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System (CALTIDES), which tracks individual teachers over time. Ultimately, legislators, practitioners, and researchers can all benefit from the creation of an effective longitudinal data system that better assesses the effectiveness of various programs serving the state's EL population.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001