March 16, 2013

Big Districts Lack Strong ELL Materials, Survey Finds


Big Districts Lack Strong ELL Materials, Survey Finds
By Lesli A. Maxwell
March 12, 2013

Teachers and administrators working with English-language learners in some of the nation's largest school systems believe that much of the instructional material published for ELLs is of poor quality and needs a major upgrade if these students are to succeed in the common standards era.

In a new survey published by the Council of the Great City Schools, the majority of respondents reported that the materials they use to teach English-learners fall short of what's needed to raise the performance of ELLs. When asked if the current materials available for ELLs reflect the rigor in the Common Core State Standards, 82 percent of respondents answered either "somewhat" or "not at all."

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