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How Did California Schools Assess Student Learning in Fall 2020? March 10 2021 K–12 school districts used a variety of tools this past fall to measure student learning, with assessments developed locally—by teachers or districts—being the most common.
Without Testing, Challenges for School Districts Add Up May 11 2020 The lack of statewide K–12 standardized tests this spring will pose significant difficulties for teachers and districts when schools ultimately reopen.
Remote Learning for English Learners and Special Needs Students during COVID-19 April 10 2020 As districts across California roll out distance learning plans, educators must develop alternate methods to effectively serve English Learners and students with special needs.
How Community College Reforms Could Help English Learners October 3 2019 Two-thirds of English Learner students are not on track to earn a degree, but new initiatives may create clearer, more accessible pathways for advancement.
Video: English as a Second Language in California Community Colleges May 2 2019 PPIC researcher Bonnie Brooks presents findings from a new report on ESL in community colleges, and an expert panel discusses how campuses across the state are taking steps to strengthen their ESL programs.