ERIC Number: EJ724686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 41
English Language Development Standards and Benchmarks: Policy Issues and a Call for More Focused Research
Shin, Fay H.
Bilingual Research Journal, v28 n2 p253-266 Sum 2004
Although many states and school districts require reading benchmarks and performance standards, these reading benchmarks may not be consistent or based on sound educational research concerning what is best for English Language Learners (ELLs). The purpose of this paper is to provide a discussion for the need of research to establish realistic grade-level student performance standards in English reading for ELL students with different levels of English-language proficiency. An overview of the California English Language Development Standards and the issues involved is intended to help understand the enormous implications they have on ELLs.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Skills, State Standards, Benchmarking, Educational Research, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California