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ERIC Number: EJ905817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1949-3533
No More 1s: High Expectations Can Lead to High Achievement
Cervone, Laureen; DiMartino, Lisa; Kerr, Kris
TESOL Journal, v1 n2 p261-268 Jun 2010
The school district in Middletown, New York, in the state's Orange County, today serves close to 7,000 students in four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district is classified by the state in the highest of three Need-to-Resource-Capacity groups, an urban or suburban school district with high student needs in relation to district resource capacity. Middletown schools also serve approximately 800 students identified as English language learners (ELLs)--a number that has grown rapidly over the past 5 years. By anyone's measure, the schools were not meeting the needs of the ESL population. This article highlights the work of the school district in New York State that changed expectations and accountability for English language learners, therefore prompting a districtwide shift for the benefit of all learners. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York