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Expanded Language Learners (ELLs)

It is estimated that by the year 2030, almost half of all school-age children will be English language learners (ELLs). According to the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, there are almost 300,000 ELLs in Florida, and the number of students for whom English is not their first language in the other southeastern states is growing exponentially. Now, more than ever, educators must strive to develop quality instructional theory and practice to teach diverse learners and to ensure that high academic standards are supported for all children. To address the needs of ELL students and teachers, SERVE conducts research, conducts trainings, and provides assistance throughout the Southeast.


The SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement is proud to announce the publication of the first issue of its English Language Learners (ELL) e-newsletter. Topics from this quarter’s e-newsletter include a look at current research related to testing accommodations and the No Child Left Behind legislation, a review of the southeastern states and their testing accommodation policies, and a calendar of national and regional events related to ELL.

To view the publication, please visit the link below.

ISSUE 1 – Fall/Winter 2004 Link to ELL e-newsletter Microsoft Word document

To subscribe to SERVE’s ELL e-newsletter, please contact or call Kathleen Dufford-Melendez or Cynthia Robertson at (800) 352-6001.