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National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In this context, the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Guidelines
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012
Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key and fundamental areas of focus, each referred to as a "principle." The second of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must develop and implement differentiated recognition, accountability, and support to assure that all students are taught by…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Accountability, Educational Principles, Educational Resources
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012
Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key principles, each with areas of focus. The third of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must develop and implement systems of determining and supporting effective instruction and leadership within schools. This brief looks at websites, documents, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Principles, Web Sites
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012
Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key and fundamental areas of interest, each referred to as a "principle." The first of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must adopt and implement college- and career-ready (CCR) standards for all students. This brief provides information on…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Principles, English Language Learners
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2011
Estimates of school-aged English learners are derived from national counts of children enrolled in school. There is no precise analogue for preschool children, and hence there is no exact nationwide count of this population of children. The number of 3- and 4-year old children enrolled in center-based care is rising, and some center-based programs…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Demography
Casteel, Catherine J., Ed.; Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie, Ed. – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2010
This monograph showcases professional development projects by school districts and colleges of education that train teachers to work successfully with English learners (ELs) across the nation. The papers presented in this monograph offer real-life examples of successful and innovative practices, including institutionalized mentoring programs, new…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie; Sanderman, Alicia R.; McLaughlin, Nicole – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2008
A major challenge facing the prekindergarten-12 education system in the United States is the fact that as the population changes, the particular needs of children change with it. One of the largest demographic shifts over the last ten years is the sharp increase in the number of students in public schools who speak English as their second language…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Learning Readiness, Preschool Education, Minority Group Children
Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie; Sanderman, Alicia R.; Levy, Jack – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2008
In the Fall of 2007, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) established the following strategic priority: Develop policy and program recommendations to improve the professional development of English language learner…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Limited English Speaking
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction NCELA, 2004
This guide was produced by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instructional Educational Programs (NCELA). NCELA, authorized under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), supports the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Minorities, Resource Materials, English (Second Language)
Wilde, Judith – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction NCELA, 2004
The purpose of scientifically-based research within No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is to identify and disseminate conclusive information on ?what works? in education, with an emphasis on determining what instructional input (curricula, instructional techniques) works to increase student outcomes such as academic achievement and language proficiency.…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Design
Judith Wilde, – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction NCELA, 2004
The purpose of this document is to explore the world of assessment within the context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The definitions provided will help those with little knowledge of as-sessment to understand the essentials of practice and theory. The information is meant for assess-ment users so they can interpret the purpose of tests…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Test Validity
Wilde, Judith – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction NCELA, 2004
The U.S. Department of Education provides a great deal of support to education each year through formula funding (e.g., Title I, Title III services to students) and discretionary grants (e.g., Title III pro-fessional development grants, Safe Schools/Healthy Students projects). However, because evaluations of these projects, and many educational…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Scientific Research, Educational Research, Research Methodology