Moving Toward a More Common Definition of English Learner: Collected Guidance for States and Multi-State Assessment Consortia
This resource gathers in a single volume five guidance papers designed to help individual states and multi-state assessment consortia move toward a more common definition of English learner.
Developed from national working sessions involving states, districts, and professional and advocacy groups, the guidance lays out a four-stage framework to standardize statewide procedures and criteria for:
- Identifying potential English learners
- Classifying English learners
- Determining an English-proficient performance standard
- Reclassifying English learners
This resource can also be used to help states address the Every Student Succeeds Act requirement to establish standardized, English learner entry and exit procedures and criteria.
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