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Creating More Equitable Assessment for ELLs

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Since the creation in 2002 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), accountability and assessment of public education in the United States has been based on annual standardized state tests. These tests have been used to determine the effectiveness of states, districts, schools, and teachers in helping students learn. Public school students in the…

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ELL Students and the Digital Experience

Schools continue to move toward digital lessons and digital experiences for students. Most students are digital natives and are comfortable in this world. However, not all students have equal access. How does the digital revolution affect ELL students? Some ELL students are very comfortable with technology and how it works, while others are using it…

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The Texas Reading and ELA Adoptions

All eyes are on Texas as it adopts reading programs, first for grades K–8 and then the following year for grades 9–12.  Shifting Markets The textbook adoption market has changed over the last five years. While in past adoptions the major purchase was reading and language arts textbooks, the definition of what is a core…

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4 Keys to Developing Spanish Assessments

World Languages & Education #1 … an ongoing series As we discussed in recent posts, the assessment market is in flux. But this is nothing new. The passage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2002 disrupted the market, and for some companies this turned out to be a boon, as spending on state-level assessments nearly tripled in…

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Top 10 Victory Blogs in 2016

What are your colleagues exploring? From instructional design to visual literacy to interactive lessons, here’s one way to find out: the top ten Victory blogs from 2016. This year we had 6,187 unique visitors to our blog, and more than 2,100 of you kept coming back. Our top blog had 432 unique page-views, and it kept people…

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Dual Language Programs and the Bilingual Advantage

As a college student, I spent a semester studying abroad in Italy. My embarrassment stumbling over new words will be familiar to many language learners. Whether asking for directions, ordering food, or attending class, I struggled to keep up as I frantically translated my thoughts from English to Italian. One night, after one of those…

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Expert Translation for Education Markets

Spanish: The Greatest Impact on Education Outcomes To achieve a brighter future in the United States, our students will need to be accomplished in math and science, adept in technology, and fluent and literate in English. There are, however, hurdles to jump. One is language. In 2014, the largest numbers of new immigrants came from…

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U.S. Education Market Snapshot: English Language Learners (ELLs)

U.S. State Map of Highest Density of English Language Learners (ELLs)

The Early Days In the 1960s, Victoria Porras attended Melrose High School in Massachusetts as an exchange student from Bogotá, Colombia. She was far from home. Her host family, teachers, and new schoolmates were friendly and eager to help, but the everyday English spoken in the Boston area is accented, idiomatic, and studded with acronyms.…

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Professional Translation and How To Avoid Flying Naked

Why is it important to have a professional write and translate your product? In this era of new technology and immediacy, it is easy to get carried away with the specialized tools available to get the work done. But remember, they are only tools, which means they are only as good and effective as the…

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