English Language Learners (ELL)
Closing the achievement gap
Despite our best efforts, 25 percent of English language learners drop out of school. And those who graduate often lag behind their peers on academic achievement tests.
Focused ELL interventions can accelerate language acquisition and give students the academic vocabulary they need to meet grade-level expectations.
ELL Research & Resources
New Technologies to Assess English Learners
This paper describes the research behind Pearson’s Test of English Language Learning (TELL), a new tablet-based formative assessment tool to support English language proficiency development.
Mapping a Path to Success for ELLs
Discover how TELL — a tablet-based assessment system — allows school districts to measure students’ English language proficiency at key points during the school year in a flexible, reliable, and consistent way.
TESOL International Association
Read association publications and attend TESOL events striving to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning.
Understanding Language: Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
Understanding Language (Stanford University) aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.