July 17, 2011

Stanford to Lead Creation of ELL Standards for 'Common Core'

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2011/07/stanford_to_lead_creation_of_e.html

Stanford to Lead Creation of ELL Standards for 'Common Core'
By Mary Ann Zehr
July 12, 2011

Stanford University has received a grant of $1 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to create English-language-proficiency standards for the states' common-core academic standards.

By funding the effort, the Carnegie Corporation fills a gaping hole in the process of implementing the common-core standards for ELLs. The U.S. Department of Education earlier this year launched a grant competition for English-language-proficiency tests to be developed for the common-core standards, but the $10.7 million provided for that competition doesn't pay for the development of English-language-proficiency standards, which typically come first. The winner or winners of the assessment-grant competition are expected to be announced in August.

Read the full article at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2011/07/stanford_to_lead_creation_of_e.html

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