Improving Literacy Outcomes for English Language Learners in High School: Considerations for States and Districts in Developing a Coherent Policy Framework
This research brief, published by the National High School Center, outlines existing barriers regarding teacher expectations, tracking, and placement of English language learners.
Author Nanette Koelsch, Senior Research Associate in WestEd’s Teacher Professional Development Program, finds that states and districts need to change their approach for working with English learners from one of remediation to academic acceleration and enrichment.
Koelsch offers key policies and useful strategies for building capacity and creating learning environments conducive for the academic success of all students.
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