English Learner Education

Blueprint for English Learner Success

Pillar 1: School Culture

From the Vision: English learners in Massachusetts attend schools in which all educators share responsibility for their success, engage effectively with their families, and value and nurture their linguistic and cultural assets.

Building Block 1: Shared responsibility for english learner success

Level: School

  • School administrators maximize academic and non-academic opportunities for ELs to engage in learning alongside their non-EL peers.

  • School administrators ensure that general education, bilingual education, ESL, and, where appropriate, special education teachers have regular, collaborative planning time to review student data, analyze student work, and design instruction, including appropriate scaffolds.

  • School administrators reinforce clear expectations for general education, bilingual education and ESL teachers and provide regular, actionable feedback to improve instruction for ELs.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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