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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.

There is an exciting convergence in the field which we share here:
Refining Our Thinking: Serving English learners throughout the instructional day.

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.


Upcoming Events

E.L. Achieve Symposia 2017

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 22-23, 2017
  • Irvine, CA - March 8-9, 2017
  • San Jose, CA - March 21-22, 2017*
  • Denver, CO - April 18-19, 2017

*dates subject to change

More Events

Services for Capacity Building

elachieve implementation phasesWe 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

Path to Success: Improving equitable access and academic rigor for long-term English learners

Paul R. Hanson, Science Teacher and Department Coordinator, Liberty High School, Hillsboro, Oregon


“A school with high academic optimism is a collectivity in which the faculty believes it can make a difference, that students can learn, and that high academic performance can be achieved.”

 – Hoy, Tarter, & Hoy, 2006

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