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ERIC Number: ED615847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Rhode Island's Blueprint for Multilingual Learner Success
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island is home to 23,931 current and former Multilingual Learner (MLL) students who speak over 100 languages and comprise 16% of the total student population. To guide the shifts in educational practice necessary for MLLs to thrive, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Planning Team recruited individuals from local education agencies, universities, community organizations, and offices at RIDE and the Providence Public School District (PPSD) to form workgroups. These workgroups created the "Blueprint for MLL Success". "The Blueprint" specifies the systemic practices required for MLLs to succeed and is the underlying policy framework for the "Strategic Plan for MLL Success." "The Blueprint" includes a vision for MLLs and a set of interrelated principles to strengthen educational policies, programs, and practices for all MLLs. The vision captures the expressed aspirations of MLLs, families, educators, and community members. Ultimately, this multiyear endeavor will place all educators in a position to provide high-quality evidence-based instruction for MLLs to be successful in learning English and rigorous grade-level content to graduate college, career, and life ready. MLLs must be supported every day in every classroom by instruction that draws on their cultural and language assets, engages them in rigorous academic instruction and discourse, integrates academic language and content, and provides ongoing assessment and feedback. [For "Rhode Island's Strategic Plan for Multilingual Learner Success: A Plan to Implement the Blueprint for Multilingual Learner Success," see ED615849.]
Rhode Island Department of Education. 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903. Tel: 401-222-4600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A