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ERIC Number: EJ965168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
Leadership for English Learners: Challenges and Questions
Gallegos, Carol; Wise, Donald
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v23 p37-55 Sep 2011
This article discusses the decisions that school leaders must make to reclassify students as fluent and proficient in English and the implications that reclassification decisions could have for the future achievement of those students. The study examined the achievement gap between English learners and the overall student population and the reclassification of English learners as proficient in English in schools across three California counties. Both a discussion of the achievement gap and a description of English learners and accountability factors are included. The theoretical underpinnings of language acquisition and assessment of language and achievement are presented. Finally, the results of the study are presented along with implications for school leaders to consider during the reclassification process. (Contains 11 footnotes and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California