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ERIC Number: ED578773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Resource Guide: Accountability for English Learners under the ESEA. Non-Regulatory Guidance
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education
English learners (ELs) are among the fastest-growing populations of students in our nation's public schools. This diverse subgroup of approximately 4.5 million students brings important cultural and linguistic assets to the public education system, but also faces a greater likelihood of lower graduation rates, academic achievement, and college enrollment than their non-EL peers. The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), provides a valuable opportunity for States to reshape their accountability systems to support improved outcomes for ELs. This guidance focuses on the inclusion of ELs in the statewide accountability system under the ESEA and accompanies the final regulations on accountability and data reporting under Title I and State plans, including consolidated State plans, and the Frequently Asked Questions related to these regulations. The Department encourages State educational agencies (SEAs) and LEAs to read this guidance in conjunction with those documents. This guidance begins with topics related to the inclusion of progress in attaining ELP within statewide accountability systems (namely, the establishment of State long-term goals and measurements of interim progress (MIPs) and the Progress in Achieving ELP indicator), and then addresses the inclusion of particular sub-populations within the EL subgroup (EL students with particular disabilities, recently arrived ELs, and former ELs) in the accountability system.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20202. Tel: 202-401-0113; Fax: 202-205-0310; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act