September 26, 2019

Better input, better outcome: Improving English Learners’ literacy achievement

By Carol Johnson, PhD, National Education Officer Every minute of every day, students all over the world learn to read in their first language. And millions of students go through this process in a second language as well. For many […]
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 […]