January 2011

PreK-3rd: Raising the Educational Performance of English Language Learners (ELLs)

English Language Learners (ELLs) lag far behind all other students, except those with disabilities, on state reading and math assessments. A high-quality PreK-3rd grade education, with aligned standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessments, is the most economical and effective route to the “meaningful education” promised to ELLs in the Lau v. Nichols lawsuit more than 40 years ago.

Author(s): Dale Russakoff Organization: Foundation for Child Development
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