Support for Programs with English Learner Students in Texas

The State of Texas has the second largest ELL enrollment at 773,732 students in the public school system as of years 2012-2013. The state is second only to California with a 15% ELL share among all students enrolled in grades K-12, but first in the nation with respect to the percentage of ELL students who speak Spanish at 90%. Spanish … Read More

Katherine Del MonteSupport for Programs with English Learner Students in Texas

Defining Acculturation and Assimilation

Acculturation and Assimilation A March 2016 report from the Child Trends Hispanic Institute has found that students of Hispanic descent scored higher on national reading proficiency tests than their non-Hispanic peers in Miami-Dade county in Florida. Across the country, reading scores of fourth and eighth graders were consistently higher by half a grade all the way up to four grade … Read More

Katherine Del MonteDefining Acculturation and Assimilation

7 Tips from Schools for ELL Success – A Stanford Graduate Study

7 Tips from Schools for ELL Success – Stanford Graduate Study A research team from the Stanford Graduate School of Education released a study last month outlining the common practices and values of the top 6 high schools responsible for having an exemplary record of graduated and career-ready ELLs. The researchers profiled 7 key elements shared by all schools that … Read More

Katherine Del Monte7 Tips from Schools for ELL Success – A Stanford Graduate Study

Illinois Has Surge in Spanish Speaking English Learners

Illinois Has Surge in Spanish Speaking English Learners Over the past few years, Illinois has experienced a surge in the number of English Learners enrolled in public schools. In an analysis of Illinois’ Latino Demographic by Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, a PhD Research and Policy Analyst for the Latino Policy Forum, the state has experienced a 25% increase of English Language Learners from 2004 … Read More

Katherine Del MonteIllinois Has Surge in Spanish Speaking English Learners

Getting Parents of English Learners Involved in California Public Schools

english learners in california California law states, “the government and the public schools of California have a moral obligation and a constitutional duty to provide all of California’s children, regardless of their ethnicity or national origins, with the skills necessary to become productive members of our society, and of these skills, literacy in the English language is among the most … Read More

Katherine Del MonteGetting Parents of English Learners Involved in California Public Schools