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Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Zadrozny, Sabrina; Kuhn, Laura; Van Manen, Karen – FPG Child Development Institute, 2019
The primary purpose of the 2017-2018 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation was to examine the effectiveness of the NC Pre-K Program using a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design. Because children are randomly assigned to either receive NC Pre-K (treatment) or not (control) in an RCT, differences in outcomes can be causally attributed to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Programs, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness
Boston Foundation, 2018
The "Seventh Annual Report Card" provides the most up-to-date information available on Boston's education pipeline, from kindergarten through college graduation, including measures for school readiness, 3rd-grade reading proficiency, 6th-grade mathematics proficiency, 10th-grade academic proficiency, high school completion, dropout…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
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Williams, Kelly J.; Martinez, Leticia R. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Many adolescent students who are learning English and are identified with learning disabilities have difficulties with both reading comprehension and English language proficiency. In the secondary grades, these students have fewer opportunities to improve their reading comprehension and to learn from a range of disciplinary texts. To address these…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, English Language Learners, Adolescents
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Giovacchini, Michael – English Teaching Forum, 2017
This engaging partner-reading activity provides students with an opportunity to improve their reading comprehension and text-based discussion skills. The activity, which can be used with intermediate and advanced learners, is ideal for English language learners in content classes and is particularly useful for building foundational knowledge of a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Evans, Brian R.; Ardito, Gerald; Kim, Soonhyang – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2017
New teachers who entered the profession through alternative pathways often teach in high-need urban environments, which means there may be a significant number of English Language Learner (ELL) students in their classrooms. In order to best support these students, techniques can be employed to best facilitate learning for students who do not have…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Literacy
Torgesen, Joseph K.; Houston, Debra D.; Rissman, Lila M.; Decker, Susan M.; Roberts, Greg; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Francis, David J.; Rivera, Mabel O.; Lesaux, Nonie – Center on Instruction, 2017
This document was prepared to assist literacy specialists in the national Regional Comprehensive Center network as they work with states to improve educational policy and practice in the area of adolescent literacy. It comprises three major parts: Part One: "Improving academic literacy instruction for students in grades 4-12." Based on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy Education, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Ada, Alma Flor; Campoy, F. Isabel – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of a "Critical and Creative" approach to literacy is not to place the burden of our responsibility on students, but rather to liberate them from the feeling of being trapped by unmalleable, self-defeating circumstances. Through actual demonstration and experience, teachers need to give students the confidence that they are…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Creative Thinking, Creative Development, Critical Reading
Boston Foundation, 2017
This "Sixth Annual Report Card" reflects the progress that is being made throughout Boston's entire education pipeline. More than 77,000 school-age children live in the City of Boston. The vast majority, 93%, attend a school in the Boston Public Schools system, a Boston Charter public school, or a Boston Catholic school. The goal with…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Bustos, Nancy; Ordóñez, Jorge – Multicultural Perspectives, 2016
Dual-language programs are becoming increasingly popular among educators and the public in general. In these programs, students aim at attaining full proficiency in English and another language while reaching an academic achievement at or above grade level. This article describes a series of pedagogical practices in the context of dual-language…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Bilingual Education, Popular Education, Academic Achievement
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
The process of learning to read is difficult for many children, and this is especially true for students with learning disabilities (LD). Reading in English becomes even more difficult when a student's home language is not English. For English language learner (ELL) students with LD, acquiring the necessary skills to read fluently is an even…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
Texas Education Agency, 2016
The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS assesses students in alignment with the Texas English…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, English Language Learners
Neri, Rebecca; Lozano, Maritza; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
New college and career ready standards (CCRS) have established more rigorous expectations of learning for all learners, including English learner (EL) students, than what was expected in previous standards. A common feature in these new content-area standards, such as the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics and the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Principles
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2015
In this webinar, Janice A. Dole, Professor and Director of the Reading and Literacy Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, discussed different strategies for delivering literacy instruction to meet a range of student needs, including the ways in which teachers can collaborate with reading specialists to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Salinas-Gonzalez, Irasema; Arreguin-Anderson, Maria G.; Alanís, Iliana – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
This article focuses on biliteracy development of English and Spanish through the practical strategy of systematically labeling the classroom within the context of daily classroom activities and providing children with various opportunities to use the words throughout the day. Using the foundational work related to classroom labels from Pinnell…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Language Usage
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