Optimize the impact of your English Learner strategies and close the English Learner achievement gap through approaches that promote equity and excellence.

Your school or schools are unique, which is why we start our English Language (EL) focused programs with school reviews. Whether you are seeking to address issues in one school or a cohort of schools, our hand-picked specialist EL team will work with you to optimize how the program is delivered so you reap the maximum benefits. We want to help you ensure all your students leave school prepared for college and/or career.

  • Obtain a data-driven and evidence-based measure of the effectiveness and impact on ELs of your organizational structures
  • Satisfy the monitoring requirements for state and federal grant programs
  • Identify programming and instructional gaps and prioritize action planning to address report findings.
  • Gain an objective assessment of the quality of instruction being provided by teachers to new ELs entering schools, and their subsequent progress
  • Implement the most important priorities to drive improvements in instruction
  • Develop appropriate CPD and teaching strategies such as lesson planning, rapid progress models, or co-teaching models
  • Establish detailed success criteria and interim review benchmarks
  • Achieve consensus on the key components of each plan
  • Address key issues from curricular design to academic and socio-emotional supports for ELs
  • Identify responsibilities for oversight and completion
  • Provide objective timelines and budget predictions
  • Provide teachers with on-going professional learning opportunities, coaching, and constructive feedback
  • Help train staff and support teachers to gain appropriate EL credentials
  • Facilitate opportunities for teachers to meet collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities to plan lessons and share effective instructional strategies
  • Develop engaging partnerships with families and the local community that foster effective learning
  • Focus on instructional approaches that target and empower student learning that is culturally responsive
  • Ensuring that all teachers have a clear understanding of the features of a culturally competent learning environment
  • Develop data walls ensuring student performance data is understood and used throughout the school
  • Develop structures that support the planning of rigorous and challenging lessons aligned to state standards
  • Develop school-wide structures ensuring supportive discipline is administered in a measured and reasonable way to ensure socio-emotional needs of students are met
  • Sharing best practices through focused walk-throughs and the creation of classrooms that are centers of excellence
  • Developing systems and strategies to ensure that instructional time is maximized

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