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New Resources Available Online for Evaluating English Language Proficiency Assessments

edCount Works with Five-State Consortium in Launching Website to Help Educators Evaluate Validity of Assessments

Washington, D.C. – A five-state consortium working with edCount, LLC, and four other education and research organizations, today launched a new website that gives educators resources necessary for Evaluating the Validity of English Language Proficiency Assessments (EVEA).

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edCount Continues Expansion

Announces Opening of Wyoming Office, Hires Three Associates

Washington, D.C.—edCount, LLC has opened an office in Laramie, Wyoming. Three veteran educators, all who have worked for the Wyoming Department of Education, have been hired to staff the office.

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edCount to Develop Course Assessments for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte, N.C.—The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system (CMS) has selected edCount, LLC to asssit them in the development of a series of tests designed to assess the school district's Advanced Placement (AP) programs and other high school courses.

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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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