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ERIC Number: ED543300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials for English Language Learners in Urban Public Schools, 2012-2013
Council of the Great City Schools
The purpose of this report, "Instructional Materials for English Language Learners in Urban Public Schools," is to examine how district- and school-level staff members acquire and use instructional materials for English Language Learners (ELLs). The report also answers questions regarding the preparedness of district and school staff members to ensure that ELLs attain the expectations embodied in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), including factors that practitioners believe are most important in promoting high ELL achievement. The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) worked in partnership with McKinsey & Company to conduct a national survey of teacher and ELL characteristics, instructional practices, and perceived quality of instructional materials for ELLs. (All responses are for the 2012-13 school year.) The Council then extracted responses provided solely by members of the organization and analyzed them for this report. This work by the Council was done in support of common core's implementation and efforts by the group to improve instructional materials for ELLs. Key findings in four areas are discussed: (1) Teacher and Student Characteristics; (2) Classroom Instruction and the Common Core State Standards; (3) The Quality and Value of Instructional Material for ELLs; and (4) Summary of the Recommendations. The findings in this report make clear that there is much work to be done to improve the quality of ELL instructional materials and professional development for teachers. However, the findings also point to actionable solutions for addressing the shortcomings in the instruction of ELLs. (Contains 3 tables and 17 figures.) [The survey reported in this document was a collaboration between the Council of Great City Schools and McKinsey & Company.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools