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ERIC Number: ED565758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
Strengthening Policies and Practices for the Initial Classification of English Learners: Insights from a National Working Session
Cook, H. Gary; Linquanti, Robert
Council of Chief State School Officers
This report summarizes and further develops ideas discussed at a national working session held on May 23, 2014, to examine issues and options associated with initially classifying English learners (ELs). It is the third in a series of guidance papers intended to support states in large-scale assessment consortia that are expected to move toward a common definition of English learner as part of their assessment grant requirements. Linquanti & Cook (2013) provide a framework (p.6) for this undertaking, delineated in four stages: (1) identifying potential ELs; (2) establishing initial EL classification; (3) defining an "English proficient" performance standard; and (4) reclassifying ELs. This report focuses specifically on Stage 2, establishing initial English learner classification. Appended are (1) Working Session Participants/Observers and Organizations Represented and (2) State EL Classification Assessments and Locus of Authority (as of May 2014, includes DC).
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
IES Cited: ED564026