Supporting English Language Learners: A Pocket Guide for State and District Leaders summarizes the ELL-relevant information presented in 34 approved applications for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waivers and suggests promising practices and policies to address these students' needs. The guide, developed by the Center for English Language Learners at AIR, is designed for state and district leaders who play a key role in ensuring that all students—including ELLs—graduate from high school well prepared for college and careers.
This Pocket Guide is the first of three developed to help state and local policymakers and practitioners implement ESEA flexibility plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The guide's authors reviewed the approved plans to identify policies relevant to ELLs. The guide includes:
Requirements for each principle related to ELLs in the flexibility waivers
Descriptions of how the plans addressed ELLs
Considerations for research-based enhancements to current policy and practice
Examples of state and district innovations for ELLs related to the waiver provisions
Learn more and download the guide at http://www.air.org/reports-products/index.cfm?fa=viewContent&content_id=2181