TITLE

Evaluating ELLs for Special Needs a Challenge

AUTHOR(S)
Maxwell, Lesli A.; Shah, Nirvi
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Education Week;8/29/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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 focused on evaluating proper ELL educational interventions, and chronicles reforms within the ELL and special education programs in San Diego, California's school districts.
ACCESSION #
79547367

 

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