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Use this six-part strategy for measurable, cross-curricular EL achievement! How can districts and schools successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities? This thoroughly researched book provides concrete answers. You’ll find practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs. Clear tables and templates, essays, expert research, and real-life teacher and parent stories illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results. Using the authors’ six-part ENGAGE Model, you’ll learn to:  • Establish a shared vision for serving ELs  • Name the expertise to utilize within collaborative teams  • Gather and analyze EL-specific data  • Align standards-based assessments and grading to ELs’ linguistic and content development  • Ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development  • Examine results to inform next steps Use this groundbreaking guide to accelerate progress and ensure effective instruction for all ELs! “Learning requires attention, engagement, and quality instruction. This book provides all three necessary components in one place; a model that teachers can use to ensure that their English learners achieve.” -Douglas Fisher San Diego State University “This book should be a mandatory must read for all educators as we continue to serve our diverse student populations and strive to ensure we are honestly reaching academic achievement for each and every student!” -Michele R. Dean Coordinator,Ventura Unified School District

Examine Results to Inform and Drive Next Steps
Examine Results to Inform and Drive Next Steps

It is revealing how accountability plays itself out. It turns out that blatant accountability focusing on tests, standards and the like is not the best way to get results. Rather, successful systems combine strategies of capacity building and transparency of results and practice. . . . There is no greater motivator than internal accountability to oneself and one’s peers. It makes for a better profession, and it makes for a better system.

(Fullan, 2011b, p. 8)

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Research supports the examination of results in this last step of the ENGAGE model by confirming that monitoring implementation and outcomes is an element of effective practice for ELs (Calderón, Slavin, & Sánchez, 2011, ...

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