How can states best serve recently arrived English learner students in state accountability systems? This paper provides ideas, resources, and tools.

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 defines recently arrived English learners (RA ELs) as English learner students who have been enrolled in U.S. schools for less than 12 months. The law permits states to select from several options for including these students in state academic achievement accountability systems.

This paper, co-authored by WestEd’s Robert Linquanti, illustrates how states can explore these options using empirical analyses based on guidelines from a recently published federal guide. Such analyses can help states decide how best to serve RA ELs in state accountability systems.

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