The Identification of English Learner Student Groups: Affording or Obscuring Opportunity?

Wednesday February 7, 2024
4:15 - 5:15 PM
Oregon Ballroom 203

How have reporting and accountability requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act shined a light on important English Learner student groups? How might these requirements obscure English Learner students’ diverse needs, opportunities, and strengths? In this session, researchers and state leaders will discuss data collection and reporting considerations for different student groups within the English Learner population, including newcomers, migrant English learner students, and students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). Panelists will also describe how these labels inform state and local policy and practice and affect English Learner student outcomes. In doing so, the session will identify both the challenges and opportunities that emerge in the application of federal reporting requirements and share best practices for identifying English Learner student groups that create possibilities for all English Learner students to reach their potential.

In-person Lecture
district leaders