We wanted to let you know that last week the Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) released a report on the identification of English learners (ELs) in gifted and talented programs. The study, commissioned by OELA, was conducted by the National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE). The NCRGE research team implemented a large-scale study in three states with mandates for identifying and serving gifted and talented students. All of this was done under a grant from the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
You can find the full report at this link: https://ncrge.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/982/2018/06/NCRGE-EL-Report-1.pdf
You can also find a tip sheet with 15 Tips for Improving Identification of Gifted EL Students at this link: https://ncrge.uconn.edu/el-tips/
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