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While students who enter a new school must learn to adapt to a new situation, multilingual students who enter a new school must often first learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. In Assessing Multilingual Learners, author Margo Gottlieb presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and the American school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. This book shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners, with the goal of improving instruction for this large and growing population of students.
BOOK: (ASCD Arias publication, 2017) 5” x 7 3/4”, 81 pages
In Building Equity, Dominique Smith, Nancy Frey, Ian Pumpian, and Douglas Fisher, colleagues at San Diego’s innovative Health Sciences High & Middle College, introduce the School Equity Taxonomy, a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and excellent schooling experience, and the School Equity Audit, a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues. Built on the authors’ own experiences and those of hundreds of educators throughout the United States, this book is filled with examples of policy initiatives and practices that support critical standards of equity and high-quality, inclusive learning experiences.
Educational LeadershipDecember 2019/January 2020Building Bridges for ELLsVolume 77, Number 4
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing student population group in the United States. Yet most teachers are not trained to work with these learners. The December 2019/January 2020 issue of Educational Leadership explores strategies and school cultural shifts to improve instruction and opportunities for ELLs and make schools more intentionally supportive, enriching spaces for these students.