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The Common Core State Standards

English Learners

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Read about the application of the standards for English learners.

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers strongly believe that all students should be held to the same high expectations outlined in the Common Core State Standards. This includes students who are English language learners (ELLs). However, these students may require additional time, appropriate instructional support, and aligned assessments as they acquire both English language proficiency and content area knowledge.

ELLs are a heterogeneous group with differences in ethnic background, first language, socioeconomic status, quality of prior schooling, and levels of English language proficiency.” Read more… External Link

— Common Core State Standards Initiative (2010)
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In this video, Professor Kenji Hakuta discusses how the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) are being considered in the creation of new assessments aligned with the CCSS.


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To learn more about California English learners and the CCSS, consider completing the two English Language Development (ELD) modules in the Common Core State Standards for California Educators series.