Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Description: This webinar, hosted by the English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA), presents an empirical approach to examining achievement among English learners using district-level growth data from the ACCESS for ELLs assessment and other public sources. H. Gary Cook and Narek Sakhayan, from the WIDA Consortium at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, will discuss their analysis and how they identified “high-flying” and “low-cruising” districts, as well as patterns based on demographic factors and academic outcomes.
Research Alliance: English Language Learners Alliance
Audience: Policymakers, administrators, and practitioners interested in research about patterns that emerge when contrasting different characteristics and outcomes of the fastest and slowest growing districts within the WIDA Consortium.
- H. Gary Cook, PhD, Director of Research, WIDA, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Narek Sakhayan, Associate Researcher, WIDA, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Eric Haas, PhD, Facilitator, English Learner Alliance, REL West
- Caroline Parker, PhD, Researcher, English Language Learners Alliance, REL Northeast & Islands
Report Citation: Sahakyan, N., & Cook, H. G., (2014). “Examining District-Level Growth Using ACCESS for ELLs.” WIDA Research Report.
Regional Educational Laboratory Program