ACCESS for ELLs is the annual English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as an English learner.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Website

This blog post features four recommended steps for administrators to strengthen their English language programs in the greater context of more rigorous academic standards.

Author: Colorín Colorado | Format: Website

Appendix D case studies provide examples of teaching strategies that ensure the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are understood by all students.

Author: Achieve | Format: Document

This concise document from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers offers an overview of how Common Core State Standards relate to English learners in English/language arts and mathematics, highlighting best practices for...

Author: Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association | Format: Document

ASSETS (Assessment Services Supporting English Learners through Technology Systems) is a state-led consortium that seeks to provide innovative and comprehensive assessment tools to help English learners (ELs) succeed in becoming college- and career-ready. The system will be...

Author: Assessment Services Supporting English Learners through Technology Systems | Format: Website

The Council of the Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners jointly launched this useful repository for teachers in an effort to increase district capacity for writing text-dependent questions to existing English/Langauge Arts textbooks. The site addresses commonly used basal...

Author: Council of Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners | Format: Website

These comprehensive materials from the Charting the Course of Success for English Language Learners Conference: Common Core State Standards Implementation explore what considerations are needed to ensure that English learners meet the standards, including discussions of related assessment,...

Author: Council of Chief State School Officers | Format: Presentation / Event

This page provides teachers lesson planning for ELs.

Author: Colorín Colorado | Format: Website

This blog by Diane Staehr Fenner, a former Fairfax County, Virginia ESOL teacher, is devoted exclusively to Common Core and what it means for English Learners, their teachers, and their families.

Author: Diane Staehr Fenner | Format: Website

This resource provides Spanish translations of the Common Core Stand Standards, produced by the Council of Chief State School Officers, California Department of Education and the San Diego County Office of Education.

Author: San Diego County Office of Education | Format: Website