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Robert Linquanti

Robert Linquanti is Project Director and Senior Researcher with the California Comprehensive Center and Comprehensive School Assistance Program. Linquanti helps states and school districts examine and strengthen their assessment, evaluation, and accountability policies, practices, and systems for English learners (ELs).

Linquanti’s current work includes supporting several states in implementing ESSA provisions with respect to ELs; helping state and local educators analyze EL linguistic and academic performance, and design and implement strategic improvements for deeper learning; and advising states on standardizing policies and practices for defining English learners.

Linquanti serves on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium EL Advisory Committee; CCSSO ELL Assessment Advisory Committee; Texas State Assessment Technical Advisory Committee; California ELPAC Technical Advisory Group; Stanford University’s Understanding Language initiative; and the national Working Group on ELL Policy.

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Linquanti received a BA summa cum laude in English and Spanish linguistics and literature from SUNY-Buffalo; an MPA in public policy analysis from Columbia University, where he was a Columbia Public Service Fellow; and did postgraduate work in linguistics at the University of Madrid.