Finding Common Ground: Common Core and ELLs
What Common Core Standards Mean for English Language Learners

Several urban districts and some states are quickly translating Common Core proficiencies into new teaching practices and more complex classroom activities. This represents a sharp departure from the “basic skills” drilling experienced by many English-language learners under high-stakes accountability policies.

This seminar examined how California is moving forward, with lessons learned from Florida, looking at local teacher training efforts and revamping testing regimes. It was hosted by the Education Writers Association, UC Berkeley, Stanford’s Understanding Language Initiative, and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).

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