Monday, September 27, 2010

Groups Say ELLs Got Short Shrift in Race to the Top

ELLs are always an afterthought, unfortunately. It's like our country doesn't want to get it. Good folks at the Department of Ed looking at this though. Hope something really gets done in response to this criticism. What they should be mindful of is that this is not the exception. Rather, it is the rule in the area of policy making.

It's unconscionable that Massachusetts received a score of 25 out of 25 despite widening achievement gaps between ELLs and non-ELLs from 2003 to 2009. They even got away with not providing 2009 reading scores in its application from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Had they done so, they wouldn't have gotten their perfect score.

-Angela


Groups Say ELLs Got Short Shrift in Race to the Top

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