ESSA and English Learners (ELs) - Progress and Pitfalls

2:00 - 2:50pm
Presented at: TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit

Many EL advocates were pleased with the reauthorization of the ESEA as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) because of the requirement for States to develop accountability systems and measures of student progress for all students with a particular emphasis on English learners.

Recognizing that most States have a year or more of implementation of their new accountability systems underway, this presentation will highlight progress and pitfalls in the systems for the EL population and whether ESSA has moved the needle for this underserved population.