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Two State Consortia Vie for Grants to Create ELL Tests, Education Week

New computer-based tests will be aligned with common core

California and Wisconsin each have formed a consortium with other states and applied for the full $10.7 million available in a grant competition to create English-language-proficiency tests for the states' common-core academic standards.

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NRC Recommends Blending Census Bureau, State Data For Allocating Title III Language Acquisition Grants

The National Research Council has just released a report finding that neither of two key data sources on English learner populations is ideal for allocating state grants under the Title III language acquisition program, but each has its strengths. In light of this result, the NRC recommends that the two be blended to create a weighted count that might produce results that are more accurate than either data source used alone.

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ED encourages common definition for ELLs, Education Daily

--  Excerpt from Education Daily's "ED encourages common definition for ELLs" article (January 20, 2011)

ED sees state collaboration as a benefit and is therefore creating a priority within the EAG that applicants must include at least 15 states in a consortium. Applicants must also provide a project management partner.

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edCount Joins Expert Team in Developing Assessments for Students With Severe Cognitive Disabilities

Firm to Work with National Center on Educational Outcomes as Member of New National Center and State Collaborative Partnership

Washington, D.C. – edCount, LLC, a research firm dedicated to supporting policy development, program evaluations and assessments, announced today that it has contracted with the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) at the University of Minnesota to help form the National Center and State Collaborative Partnership (NCSC).

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edCount Joins Partnership to Evaluate Use of Title I and II Funds and Their Implementation

Firm to Work with Westat, Inc., and Mathematica Policy Research in Measuring Approaches to College and Career Readiness

Washington, D.C. – edCount, LLC, a research firm dedicated to supporting policy development, program evaluations and assessments, announced today that it is joining with Westat, Inc., and Mathematica Policy Research to support an evaluation of the implementation of Titles I and II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

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edCount and Synergy Enterprises Awarded Contract to Study Best Practices Of English-Learner Education Programs

edCount President Ellen Forte to Serve as Principal Investigator

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Education today announced it is awarding a team comprised of edCount, LLC and Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (SEI), a contract to study well-designed and implemented Language Instruction Education Programs (LIEPs) that will provide practical guidance to local educators on selecting, designing, and implementing such programs.

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