News from October 2015

Project ELITE presents findings at U.S. Department of Education briefing on effective practices
October 13, 2015

Principal Investigator Greg Roberts and Co-Principal Investigator Leticia Grimaldo presented findings from the English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence (Project ELITE) at a U.S. Department of Education briefing on effective practices on September 21 in Washington, D.C. 

Along with other researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado Boulder, Roberts and Grimaldo described the findings of the 4-year Model Demonstration Project (Cohort 5), which focuses on implementing multitiered systems of support for English learners. The presentation explored guidance to administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, and policymakers in implementing a culturally and linguistically responsive multitiered model in schools with bilingual education and English as a second language programs. Specific topics presented included the following:

  • Effective literacy instructional and assessment practices
  • Use of data to inform the special education eligibility process
  • Professional development, partnerships, and capacity building
  • Contextual variables that affect implementation across settings

Following the presentation, the panel fielded questions from a diverse audience of educators and other stakeholders.

To view an archived recording of the presentation, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

The work of Cohort 5 is summarized in the Effective Practices for English Learners practice brief series, available in the Resources section of the Project ELITE webpage.

Tags: Language for Learning Institute  English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence: Project ELITE