This guide provides basic information for families of English learners and helps you talk with your child’s school, ask the right questions, and support your child on their journey as an English learner. English and Spanish versions are available.
Check out the practices and programs that help educators engage English learners with compelling, grade-appropriate language and content that we featured in March 2018.
English learners benefit when they have opportunities for language practice throughout the day. What does it take for schools to make this happen?
Spanish-speaking students—the largest group of language minority students in Washington state—take fewer advanced courses and earn lower grades in those courses than other language minority students and English-only speakers, regardless of whether they are classified as English learners.
What role can researchers play in closing achievement gaps and expanding equitable outcomes for students?
Education Northwest’s work across several research areas, including support for English language learners, college and career readiness, school improvement and equity in public education, will be highlighted at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA),
Oregon Leadership Network events always focus on equity for all students, but this year's spring leadership institute also provided steps to support the safety of undocumented students.
Designed to help educators, administrators and front office staff properly enter students with non-English names into databases, this guide has been expanded to include 11 languages.
English learner students who were enrolled in Washington state public high schools between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013 took fewer advanced courses per school year than never-English learner students, according to a new study by REL Northwest—but students who were similarly academically prepared took...
This study addresses the impact of the Road Map World Language Credit Program on students’ attitudes toward bilingualism and school.
What can district leaders do to create schools that support success for English learners?
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting bills itself as the world’s largest annual gathering of educational researchers, and while the participants benefit from a wide variety of professional development and collaboration opportunities, the impact is also felt outside
Learn about the five key principles that all teachers should know about second-language acquisition and the academic challenges English learners face.
The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) advances research on policies, programs, and practices that cause educational and related outcomes.Under the theme, "Lost in Translation: Building Pathways from Knowledge to Action," the Spring 2016 conference focuses on
Education Northwest’s work across several research areas including support for English language learners, college and career readiness, and school improvement will be highlighted at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 8–12 in Washington, DC.
Washington Educational Research Association (WERA) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) present the WERA/OSPI Annual Conference on December 9–11, 2015 at the Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel and Conference Center. Education Northwest presenters are involved in the
Idaho Association of School Administrators (IASA) Summer Leadership Conference is taking place place in Boise, Idaho on August 5–7, 2015. Researchers from Education Northwest are presenting two sessions: Supporting English Language Learners: Sheltered Instruction and Beyond Presenter: Theresa
According to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics, one in three students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington is now...
At the June 2015 Confederation of School Administrator (COSA) conference in Seaside, Education Northwest was involved in the presentation of two sessions. Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica and Mary Martinez-Wenzl co-presented with Danielle Sheldrake and Wei-Wei Lou, of the Beaverton School District,
Education Northwest regularly presents at the Oregon Association of Bilingual Education (OABE) Summer Conference. These are the sessions presented in 2014-15. 2015 "Supporting Newcomer English Language Learners in Secondary Schools" June 12, 2105 Presenter: Mary Martinez-Wenzl,