NJ, IL, and LA Plans Focusing on English Learners

NJ, IL, and LA Plans Focusing on English Learners

June 13, 2017

The 74 highlighted ESSA plans that focused on helping English Learners. According to the piece, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Illinois are “making good use of their newfound flexibility” for EL students. The 74 explains that ESSA leaves important EL decisions up to the states, including:

  1. How much should ELs’ progress toward English language proficiency matter to schools?
  2. How can states make sure that ELs matter for every school?
  3. How do ELs perform as they reach English proficiency?