From the Vision: English learners are taught by effective, well-prepared, and culturally responsive educators who hold them to high standards and have the materials and professional learning they need to advance students' academic and linguistic development simultaneously.
School leaders hold the same expectations for all students and are vocal about their belief that all ELs can meet or exceed grade-level standards with the right supports and scaffolds in place. School administrators provide regular feedback to educators to reinforce high expectations for ELs.
School administrators hold educators accountable for developing EL students' academic and social language. Classroom observations and feedback emphasize opportunities for ELs to engage in complex academic discourse at the same rates as their non-EL peers.
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