New America has Advice on English Learner Data

New America has Advice on English Learner Data

August 16, 2017

New America Foundation released two policy papers that address using data on English Learners (EL) “in light of new flexibilities for setting EL outcomes, goals, and accountability metrics under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” “Seeing Clearly: Five Lenses to Bring English Learner Data into Focus” presents “corrective lenses that are critical for seeing this population accurately,” and “Pioneering Change: Leveraging Data to Reform English Learner Education in Oregon” uses Oregon’s signing of House Bill 3499 into law as an “illustration of what it can look like to apply key principles related to EL data to concrete policy reforms.”