Policy makers

Language development policies and practices impacting the college and career readiness of long-term English learners (LTELs) in secondary schools.

Published Year
2019
Resource Type
Journal
Target Audience(s)
Policy makers
Educational Leaders
Educators of English Learners
Language Researchers

Programs and policies related to the education of long-term English learners (LTELs) at the secondary level are often based on the belief that fluency in English is the primary, if not the sole, requirement for academic success and college and career readiness.

Examining Policy Levers for English Learner Course Access

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Educators of Bilingual Students
Researchers
Policy makers

This series of briefs brief explores the potential of four research-based policy levers to support access to core content courses for students classified as English Learners (ELs).

A critical GIS analysis of English learner enrollment

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Journal
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Policy makers
State Education Agencies

In many ways, Arizona is on the forefront of school choice: in addition to a state-wide open enrollment law, it was one of the first states to adopt charter school legislation in 1994 and currently has the second-highest percentage of public school students attending charter schools in the

Rising Numbers, Unmet Needs: Immigrant Newcomers in Massachusetts High Schools

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Report
Target Audience(s)
Educators
Research and Data
Policy makers

This report shares demographic characteristics and educational outcomes of high school newcomers in Massachusetts over time, using longitudinal data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

bELonging: Do Students Classified as English Learners Feel Included?

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Journal
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Administrators
Policy makers

These authors analyze student survey data related to sense of belonging and relationships with teachers and adults within and across the fastest growing subgroup of K–12 public school students: students classified as English learners (ELs).

Leveraging CA MTSS to Support English Learner-Classified Students: Insights from Three CA Districts

Published Year
2023
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Researchers
Administrators
Policy makers

This brief is part of the Landscape of Language Learners in California’s MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support). This brief highlights findings from a study focused on how California’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (CA MTSS) framework serves English- Learner (EL) classified students1.