From the Vision: English learners have equitable access to meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities that build on their cultural and linguistic assets and the academic, linguistic, social, and emotional supports they need to excel.
School leaders communicate to all staff, including guidance counselors, that students' status as English learners, or their English language proficiency levels, cannot be used as an excuse to deny them access to courses they desire, including advanced courses such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, early college, and dual enrollment courses.
School administrators balance student schedules to make sure that English language development support, academic services, and programs provided to ELs cause minimal disruption to core content instruction.
School leaders establish processes to ensure that educators use appropriate formative and summative assessments to provide rigorous learning experiences to ELs that accelerate their progress toward mastery of content standards and English language proficiency.
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