EdWeek Cites REL-NEI Study on Identifying ELLs with Disabilities
|July 16, 2012|
Boston, MA – In a recent post, EdWeek blogger and reporter Lesli A. Maxwell cites a 2010 REL Northeast and Islands study that examined how three New York school districts identified English language learner (ELL) students with learning disabilities.
Published by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in February 2010, “Processes and Challenges in Identifying Learning Disabilities Among English Language Learner Students in Three New York State Districts” describes similarities and differences in the districts’ practices and lists eight challenges educators faced in identifying learning disabilities among ELLs. It also describes five conditions that appear to be important for avoiding misidentification.