Illinois Drops Its Alternative Test For English-Language Learners

Zehr, Mary Ann
November 2007
Education Week;11/7/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p4
The article reports on the withdrawal of an alternative mathematics and reading test for English-language learners in Illinois as the U.S. Department of Education does not find them to be comparable to the regular tests given by the state. Spokesman for the Illinois board of education, Matthew Vanover, states that English-language learners will take the regular state tests with accommodations until another alternative test is developed.


Related Articles

  • Ed. Dept. Pledges Focus On Language-Learners. MITCHELL, COREY // Education Week;4/1/2015, Vol. 34 Issue 26, p5 

    The article reports that the U.S. Department of Education is developing a plan to focus on English-language learners in order to promote parent engagement and teacher preparation through the departments Office of English Language Acquisition.

  • Federal ELL Clearinghouse Remains in Limbo. MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week;6/5/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 33, p16 

    The article discusses the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition (NCELA) for English language learners (ELLs), excerpted from the 2013 blog post "Transparency Watch: Federal ELL Clearinghouse Remains in Limbo" by Lesli A....

  • Feedback Requested On Support for ELLs. MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week;9/11/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p4 

    The article discusses the U.S. Department of Education's September 2013 request for feedback on support services for English language learners (ELLs) in light of the U.S. Title III law and the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, according to the "Federal Register" newspaper.

  • Solid report card after state tests. Soule, Alexander // Fairfield County Business Journal;8/13/2007, Vol. 46 Issue 33, p15 

    The article focuses on the results during the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) given by the Department of Education to elementary students in Connecticut. The CMT is given annually to rate school districts by examining the students' ability in reading, writing, and mathematics. Based on the...

  • Sailing to Success: The Motivational Seascape of English Language Teachers' Associations. Price, Beatrix // Humanising Language Teaching;Apr2019, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p51 

    No abstract available.

  • Evaluating ELLs for Special Needs a Challenge. Maxwell, Lesli A.; Shah, Nirvi // Education Week;8/29/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p1 

    The article discusses challenges faced by U.S. school districts and teachers in properly assessing the special education needs of English-language learners (ELLs). The article notes statistics related to special education referrals for ELLs, comments on a Department of Education research project...

  • States Receive $17 Million in Federal Grants for Assessments.  // Educational Marketer;3/3/2003, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p4 

    Reports that the United States Department of Education has awarded $17 million in grants to help states improve their assessment programs, particularly for students with limited English skills.

  • $25M for ELL Teacher Training Programs.  // Language Magazine;Jun2012, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p11 

    The article reports that the U.S. Department of Education awards about $24.4 million for 73 grants aimed at enhancing instruction for English language learners (ELL) by supporting various professional development activities for ELL teachers and other educational personnel.

  • Guide Advises States on Setting Standards for ELLs. Maxwell, Lesli A. // Education Week;2/22/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p13 

    The article discusses the release of a guidebook by the U.S. Department of Education that sets updated proficiency standards and academic achievement targets for English language learners (ELLs), the first of four studies on Title III legislation that authorizes federal funding for ELL education.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics