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Educators who are starting or looking to improve their programs will find hands-on tools and guidance for creating a school environment where English learners can flourish.

Making Data-Driven Decisions Based on Effective Measures of Student Performance
Making data-driven decisions based on effective measures of student performance

When secondary school principal Mr. Ross analyzed the performance of his ninth-grade students on the state's annual assessment of English, he noted that the English learners (ELs) had not made annual yearly progress—again. As a subgroup, many had scored well below the school's average. As he began to analyze the data, he found that the ELs had done poorly on each of the subtests, and he could not find anything specific enough to determine a strategy for improving their progress. At the end of a half hour (the only time that he had during what promised to be a busy day), Mr. Ross surmised that the ...

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