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Document Number: 7890

Addressing Achievement Gaps: The Language Acquisition and Educational Achievement of English-Language Learners - A compilation of presentations at a symposium on English-language learners cosponsored by ETS and the National Council of La Raza focuses on what works in acquiring a second language, educational achievement and testing for English language learners. In terms of equity and economics, the issue is crucial, said ETS CEO Kurt Landgraf, because leaving behind 25 percent of students in terms of education and opportunity would be a “disaster for this country.” The presenters asserted that high-quality preschool and dual language practices are good for all children. Presenters went on to talk about high schools that work every well, teacher support and test accommodations. (Amanda McBride, ETS Evaluation and Research Center, Summer 2008)...


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