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ERIC Number: ED507622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Educating English Language Learners at the High School Level: A Coherent Approach to District- and School-Level Support
National High School Center
This practitioner issue brief outlines successful strategies and recommendations for state-level policymakers, administrators, schools, and districts that are based on a 5-year evaluation study on the learning environment for ELLs in the state of California. This brief offers four critical building blocks that should be in place to effectively educate ELLs: implementing a well-defined, rigorously structured plan of instruction; ensuring that teachers are skilled in addressing the needs of ELLs; systematically using data to assess teaching and learning; and regularly adjusting instructional planning on the basis of student performance. The brief also includes a list of ten tips from the successful principals interviewed for this study and a snapshot of Valley High School, an exemplary school that made strides in keeping English language learners in school and engaged in learning at high levels. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
National High School Center. American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 800-634-0503; Fax: 202-403-5875; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National High School Center
Identifiers - Location: California
IES Cited: ED545226