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Revised Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3–12

posted Apr 30, 2012, 8:49 AM by Michael Toise   [ updated Apr 30, 2012, 8:49 AM ]

Revised Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3–12
by David Coleman Susan Pimentel.  Read the entire document HERE.

The Guidelines for Educating Limited English Proficient Students with Interrupted Formal Education

posted Apr 29, 2012, 1:12 PM by Michael Toise   [ updated Apr 29, 2012, 1:12 PM ]

The Guidelines for Educating Limited English Proficient Students with Interrupted Formal Education (LEP/ELL SIFES) was developed as a resource for educators. It serves to shape the design and implementation of ESL and Bilingual Education programs for Limited English Proficient Students with Interrupted Formal Education (LEP/ELL/SIFEs). As SIFEs are a component population of LEP/ELLs, the foundational framework for this document is the New York State Education Department (NYSED) CR Part 154 Guidelines for the Education of Limited English Proficient/English

This document addresses key variables such as timely and accurate identification, reflective and evidence­based placement, design of programmatic options, and research on best instructional practices. It also includes references which have been used to conceptualize these guidelines. It endeavors to describe policies and practices which address the socio­academic, emotional, and cultural needs of SIFEs. These practices should underpin their successful negotiation of the curriculum,academic and work environment. The guidelines recommend the implementation of programs that capitalize upon the background knowledge and interests of SIFEs, are age and developmentally appropriate, and allow the sufficient time to achieve their educational goals. Read the entire document HERE.

The 2010-11 Demographics of New York City’s English Language Learners

posted Apr 29, 2012, 1:04 PM by Michael Toise   [ updated Apr 29, 2012, 1:04 PM ]

This report is provided each year in response to requests from the advocacy community and the public for demographic information on English Language Learners (ELLs) in New York City public schools. The report helps educators and administrators understand more deeply the diversity among ELLs and the complexity of the issues they face. Beyond ELL and immigrant status, the report also provides information about a variety of ELL sub-populations and the dynamic nature of the ELL population.  Read the full report HERE.

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