Evaluating ELLs for Special Needs a Challenge

Maxwell, Lesli A.; Shah, Nirvi
August 2012
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 focused on evaluating proper ELL educational interventions, and chronicles reforms within the ELL and special education programs in San Diego, California's school districts.


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