April 11, 2019

Connecting assessment to instruction for English Learners

By Carol Johnson, PhD, National Education Officer According to the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA), nearly ten percent of K–12 public school students in the US are English Learners. Just as for native English-speaking students, the goal for […]
December 13, 2018

How to find culturally appropriate reading materials for English Learners

By Carol Johnson, PhD, National Education Officer; Doris Linville, Director of Customer Success–Global; & Laura Healy, Library Media Specialist As educators, it’s our responsibility to ensure that every student has access to engaging, relevant texts. However, with today’s changing student […]
November 16, 2017

A new level of achievement: The Seal of Biliteracy

By Carol Johnson, PhD, National Education Officer The Seal of Biliteracy Caps and gowns, pomp and circumstance, faculty and family buzzing about students’ incredible achievements. Graduation ceremonies never fail to inspire. While some students graduate with honors, a testament to […]
September 28, 2017

How do we monitor the progress of English Learners?

By Carol Johnson, PhD, National Education Officer Sharing the same goal As educators, we all share the same goal—to prepare students for college and career success. This academic achievement happens over time, and the process for English Learners is no […]