ERIC Number: ED547256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Recommendations: Effective Accountability Mechanisms for New York State's English Language Learners
Aung, Khin Mai; Alvarez, Gisela
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
In September 2011, the New York State Department of Education convened a School and District Accountability Think Tank to provide public input regarding the creation of a second generation educational accountability system for the State's Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver application. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) participated in the Think Tank and submitted a set of comprehensive recommendations regarding sound accountability practices for English Language Learners (ELLs). In May 2012, the U.S. Department of Education granted New York's waiver application, which included several of AALDEF's and AFC's recommendations. These organizations believe their ELL accountability recommendations have relevance beyond the ESEA waiver, and now release this paper which sets forth key principles for a sound ELL accountability framework in New York State.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English Language Learners, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Principles, Asian Americans, Advocacy, Guidelines, Language Arts, State Standards, Articulation (Education), Content Validity, Test Validity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Faculty Development, Native Language, Language Tests
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF); Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act