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From the ECS State Policy Database: English Language Learner/Bilingual - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Instructional Approaches--Official English - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Title III Accountability Policies and Outcomes for K-12: Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives for English Language Learner Students in Southeast Region States--Summary - This report responds to state education agency requests for information on Title III annual measurable achievement objective policies in the Southeast Region and is intended to help state education agency staff as they revise and implement their required accountability policies for monitoring the achievement of students not yet fluent in English.l (Institute of Education Sciences, March 2011)...

Assessing Achievement of English Language Learners: Pass-Fail Status on Arizona's Language and Content Tests - The Arizona Department of Education's Associate Superintendent for Accountability requested assistance from REL West in examining the coherence of the testing system used in determining English language learner placement and achievement. This is the analysis. (RELWest, WestEd, July 2010)...

Title III Accountability and District Improvement Efforts: A Closer Look - Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides funds for states, which in turn provide subgrants to districts to develop standards-based programs and strategies for better meeting the needs of English learners. Title III requires the states to hold recipient districts accountable for demonstrating improved outcomes. This brief reports on data from interviews conducted with Title III officials in six states and nine districts. (Courtney Tanenbaum and Lindsay Anderson, American Institutes for Research, May 2010)...

Title III Policy State of the States - Provisions were included in the 2001 re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to ensure English learners access to core academic content as they gain the language skills needed to be successful in school and meet state standards. Title III specifies state requirements regarding the proficiency standards, assessments and accountability measures. This brief focuses on state implementation of Title III, summarizing state actions to date to implement those provisions. (Andrea Ramsey and Jennifer O'Day, American Institutes for Research, May 2010)...


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