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ERIC Number: ED565681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Reference Performance Level Descriptors: Outcome of a National Working Session on Defining an "English Proficient" Performance Standard
Cook, H. Gary; MacDonald, Rita
Council of Chief State School Officers
This document is the second in a series of working papers that elaborate on a framework of four key stages in moving toward a common definition of English learner (EL), as described in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) publication, "Toward a 'Common Definition of English Learner': Guidance for States and State Assessment Consortia in Defining and Addressing Policy and Technical Issues and Options" (Linquanti & Cook 2013). This working paper addresses a key aspect of the CCSSO guidance document's third stage--defining an "English proficient" performance standard. It presents a set of Reference Performance Level Descriptors developed as a result of guidance provided at a national working session of state and consortium representatives, experts, and stakeholders held on September 17, 2013 at the Washington, D.C. offices of CCSSO. An appendix contains a list of participants and the institutions they represented.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
IES Cited: ED558159; ED565624