E.L. Achieve

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. 

E.L. Achieve Symposia 2016


Learning and Leading: Refining Our Practice

The Symposium is your opportunity to collaborate with the larger E.L. Achieve community to share all of our experience and expertise. The collective goal is to improve our practice to more positively impact English learner achievement.


Portland, OR - February 23-24, 2016

Irvine, CA - March 8-9, 2016

Denver, CO - March 22-23, 2016

Santa Clara, CA - April 19-20, 2016


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Services for Capacity Building


elachieve implementation phases

We establish partnerships with districts and employ a district capacity-building model that initially provides intensive services, 

support, and guidance, while preparing district, school, and teacher leaders to take charge of their improvement process.

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From the Blog…

Creating Quality ELD in Dual Language Programs

Elizabeth Macias, Director of Secondary Services and Bilingual Support 


"Researchers found that students who received focused second-language instruction made more than five times the gains of students who did not."   – Goldenberg, 2013  



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