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1990 - 1999
CAL Events Date U.S. and World Events

Florida Consent Decree signed, impacting professional development for teachers working with English language learners.

U.S. foreign-born population reaches 19.8 million

StudentG. Richard Tucker Fellowship begins

National Education Goals Symposium

Recruitment of 46 EFL Fellows for Eastern Europe Arrow

How to... Cover ImageHow to Integrate Language and Content Instruction: A Training Manual Arrow

NCRCDSLL LogoNational Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning

Group of ChildrenStudent Oral Proficiency Assessment developed Arrow


Stack of BooksNational Institute for Literacy (NIFL) established


Expansion of the World Wide Web

World Wide Web

CAL website launched. View the original site or visit our current site.

Management of project on ESL standards for preK-12 students for TESOL.


CREDE LogoCenter for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) begins


ACTFL publishes Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century

Nanduti LogoÑandutí Web site, providing resources on early foreign language learning, is launched


TESOL LogoTESOL publishes the first ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students

Survey CoverNational K-12 Foreign Language Survey results


Proposition 227 passes in California

U.S. Capital BuildingAdult Education Act repealed and replaced by the Workforce Investment Act

Foreign Language NAEP Framework Development Project

American Bilingual TraditionThe American Bilingual Tradition republished by CAL


ExamNational Reporting System for Adult Education put in place by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education

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