This webinar will be conducted October 19, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 EST.
It is critically important for state and local educational agencies to consider English learners with suspected or identified disabilities in planning for assessment and instruction. As part of Results Driven Accountability (RDA), some states have identified State Identified Measureable Results (SiMR) areas focused on English learners.
This interactive discussion-based webinar will connect research to practice by reviewing promising practices in instruction, curriculum, and assessment for English learners; the webinar also will include a discussion of methods for determining special education eligibility and the coordination of services for English learners with a determined or suspected disability.
Jill Pentimonti and Lauren Artzi (National Center for Systemic Improvement), Jayne Sowers (Great Lakes Comprehensive Center), Shereen Tabrizi (Michigan Department of Education), and Rachel Slama and Diane August (American Institutes for Research) will lead interactive participant discussions on:
- Evidence-based curriculum, instruction, and interventions for struggling English learners and English learners with disabilities
- Fostering valid and reliable assessments for English learners
- Considerations for determining English learner eligibility for special education services and providing support services
- State examples of development and implementation of processes and supports for English learners with suspected disabilities.