Welcome to E.L. Achieve’s website. It is well-documented that there is a significant gap between the English language knowledge many English learners possess and what they need to 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 need a clear and confident approach to support language development throughout the instructional day. The approach needs to be understood and actively supported at all levels of the system: classroom, site, and district.
Equip English learners with the language they need to express the sophistication of their thinking for real life and academic purposes.
From the Blog…
By Ellen Levy, Director of Secondary Services
With the arrival of the Common Core State Standards comes a new generation of assessments. For years, multiple-choice questions have dominated the landscape of standardized tests. In the new CCSS paradigm, students will be required to produce complex written performance tasks to demonstrate understanding.Read more...