SupportEd has developed some free tools to help educators and administrators better serve English learners.
Five Steps to Support ELs with Computer-Based Assessments
Assessments can be especially stressful for your ELs. What happens, though, when ELs have to take computer-based assessments? Combine this difficulty of navigating an unfamiliar platform with unique issues specific to ELs who must take content assessments in a language in which they are not yet proficient. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to support ELs with computer-based assessments. This infographic shares five practical, easily digestible tips for helping your ELs with testing.
Questions to Facilitate Educators’ Discussions of the Book
Many school districts are using Diane Staehr Fenner’s book Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators as a foundation for their book study or Professional Learning Community (PLC). To help guide educators’ discussions around the topics in this book, we’ve designed discussion questions framed around the book’s chapters. We encourage you to download this useful list of questions and launch your own groups to focus on advocating for English Learners.
Maximizing Resources and Serving Students Effectively
Creating a schedule that will meet the needs of your English learner population can be quite a challenge! This infographic presents some best practices in designing effective schedules so you will be able to effectively leverage ESOL/bilingual teachers to meet the educational needs of your English learners in all of their classes.
A Checklist for Schools
This checklist is a tool that you can use to evaluate the steps your school is taking to make ELs and their families feel welcome. Once you have assessed what you are currently doing, you can set goals for creating a more welcoming environment at your school.