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Education Week’s 2009 Spotlight on ELL Assessment & Teaching

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Education Week’s 2009 Spotlight on ELL Assessment & Teaching Education Week has put together an online package of articles about English-language learners that covers hot topics in the field such as assessment, placement, and ways to enhance instruction for ELLs, such as through after-school programs or technology. Education Week's 2009 Spotlight on ELL Assessment & Teaching brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by EdWeek’s editors for their insights on: • How schools handle academic credits for adolescent immigrant youths • Research on how to best teach English-language learners • Accommodations to assess content knowledge • Assessing English-language proficiency • Determining where English-language learners should be placed at the time of enrollment • Criteria used to identify students for ELL services • Characteristics of effective technology-enhanced programs for ELLs • After-school programs as a powerful resource for English-language learners • Addressing the needs of longtime English-learners It includes a couple of commentaries as well as news articles and sells for $4.95. In addition, Education Week has published similar packages on teacher-performance pay, response to intervention, and math and science education as part of its "Spotlight On..." series.

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