E.L. Achieve’s mission is to assist educators in equipping English learners for academic achievement. Because the work of increasing English learner success must be collective and sustained, E.L. Achieve takes a system-wide approach and focuses on long-term collaborative planning and implementation.
It is well documented that there is a significant gap between the English language knowledge many English learners possess and what they need to meet the Common Core and succeed academically. Yet educators rarely receive the support they need to provide explicit instruction in advanced uses of English to help students express complex thinking. Closing this language gap is the focus of E.L. Achieve’s work through its initiatives: Systematic ELD and Constructing Meaning.
Our organization was built on the belief that increasing English learner achievement requires a system-wide approach. We work with district leaders, site administrators, and classroom teachers as they gain the skills, knowledge, and tools to be solidly prepared to ensure sustainable English learner academic achievement. Achieving a skillful command of English depends on a number of factors, but quality of instruction is most important. Educators at classroom, site, and district levels need a clear and confident approach to support language development throughout the instructional day.
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Equip English learners with the language they need to express the sophistication of their thinking for real life and academic purposes.
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Elizabeth Macias, Director of Secondary Services and Bilingual Support PDF
"Researchers found that students who received focused second-language instruction made more than five times the gains of students who did not."Read more...