Title Supporting English Learners in the Classroom
Subtitle Best Practices for Distinguishing Language Acquisition from Learning Disabilities
Author Eric M. Haas, Julie Esparza Brown
ISBN 9780807759530
List price USD 34.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 240
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Teachers College Press (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Reviews:

“This book helps fill a gap by providing a Multi-tiered Systems of Support framework that is culturally and linguistically responsive. The authors identify what all educators, including assessment and instructional personnel, need to know in order to ensure the success of English learners. They provide excellent guidance for meeting the complex needs of English learners with true learning disabilities. An outstanding resource for practitioners and researchers alike.”

Alba Ortiz, professor emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin

 

“This is a wonderful resource for those who have the opportunity to serve English learners in the classroom, including those with academic challenges.”

Martha Thurlow, director, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota

 

“Readers of this book will find practical guidance and tools grounded in the latest research for teaching English learners. The authors unpack complicated issues such as the assessment and referral process and offer guidance for making difficult decisions based on data. This book will help readers provide culturally and linguistically responsive instruction and support in a proactive multitiered intervention system to ensure positive learning opportunities for all students.”

Diane Haager, professor, California State University, Los Angeles

 

“The authors of this book provide a great background on various areas including literacy, second language acquisition, formative and summative assessment processes, ecological-based special education evaluation and eligibility process, a primer on critical race theory and systemic racism, IEP development, and latest policy changes to help teachers across different disciplines be able to collaborate and address the unique needs of this growing population of students. Teacher developers, teacher leaders, researchers, and teacher education faculty now have a tool that bridges the latest research and practice on bilingual special education.”

Claudia Rinaldi, associate professor, Lasell College


Description:

In this important resource, educators will find evidence-based best practices to help them address the individual needs of English learners with academic challenges and those who have been referred for special education services. The authors make the case that systems can be put in place at three levels to help English learners succeed: the classroom level, before and after identification; the support-team level, when support plans are developed and assessed; and the system level, where programs and professional training plans should be continually developed, assessed, and revised. Putting theory into practice, this book offers guidance and specific tools to help districts, schools, and classrooms use Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and other interventions to promote higher levels of achievement for ELs with academic challenges or learning disabilities.

 

Book Features:

  • Highlights a prevention-oriented model aimed at providing supports to help all learners succeed.
  • Outlines a culturally and linguistically responsive MTSS framework and includes guidance on appropriate instruction, assessments, and decisionmaking for ELs.
  • Highlights an instructional overlay to typical interventions that align with EL students’ language levels and experiential and cultural backgrounds.
  • Describes processes that lead to the appropriate identification of EL students with an intrinsic learning disability, such as the use of “true peer” determinations.
  • Addresses the reasons for under- and over-representation of EL students receiving special education services and ways to ensure appropriate and legally defensible eligibility decisions for ELs.
  • Describes action steps that can be implemented system-wide to improve policies and procedures.
  • Presents the legal rights of students and the legal responsibilities of schools for English learners, students with disabilities, and ELs with disabilities (dual-identified).
  • Discusses the different needs of, and support services for, elementary versus secondary EL students.
  • Promotes collaboration between educators who currently specialize in English language acquisition, special education, and subject-matter content.

Contents:

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Problems in Identifying English Learner Students at Risk for Learning Disabilities and In Need of Special Education • English Learner Student Statistics • EL and Dual Identified Student Diversity • Factors Influencing EL and Dual Identified Student Success • Misidentification and Misplacement of Struggling EL Students • Changing Achievement and Contexts for EL and Dual Identified Students K-12 • We Need to Improve EL and Dual Identified Student Education

Chapter 3. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multi-Tiered Support Systems for English Learners: High-Quality Teaching Practices Across the Tiers • A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) • Understanding Today’s Learners • Multi-Tiered System of Supports for English Learners: Unique Considerations • Using MTSS to Support All Students • Putting It All Together: The PLUSS Framework • Supporting All Students

Chapter 4. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multi-Tiered Support Systems for English Learners: Assessment Across the Tiers • Understanding Assessment as a Process: Assessment Versus Testing • Basic Principles of Assessment: What Practitioners Need to Know • Determining Assessment Type: What’s the Question Being Addressed? • Assessment Across the Tiers of MTSS • Assessment at Tier 1 • Assessment at Tier 2 • Assessment at Tier 3 • Equitable Opportunities Means Equal Standards

Chapter 5. Effective Instruction for English Learner Students with Academic Challenges in General and Special Education: Collaborative Program Elements • Typologies of English Learners: Differences Across the Population That Impact Instruction and Achievement • Special Education • Process for Appropriate Special Education Referrals • After the Referral • The Culture-Language Test Classifications and Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix • Creating Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Individual Education Plans • Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)—Program Models • Universal Design for Learning • Policies for Reclassifying EL Students with Disabilities • Conclusion

Chapter 6. School-, District-, and Statewide Improvement: Lessons from State Manuals on Dual Identified Students • Overview of State Dual Identified Student Manuals • System Improvement Theory in Action in the State Manuals • System Improvement Beyond the Manuals • New Issues in the Near Future

Chapter 7. Using Legal Rights and Responsibilities to Promote Effective Programs and Practices for EL Students at Risk for or Having a Learning Dis/Ability • ESSA and the Current Education Policy Environment • Legal Rights of EL students and Related Educator Responsibilities • Legal Rights of Students and Related Educator Responsibilities

Chapter 8. Conclusion • Needs Assessment: Key Questions • Complementary Roles and Actions • Final Thoughts

Appendix: Collaborative Problem-Solving Form (CPSF)

Notes

References

Index

About the Authors


About the Authors:

Eric M. Haas is a professor and director of the educational leadership doctoral program at California State University, East Bay.

Julie Esparza Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the Graduate School of Education, Portland State University.


Target Audience:

This book offers guidance and specific tools to help districts, schools, and classrooms use Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and other interventions to promote higher levels of achievement for English Learners with academic challenges or learning disabilities. Teacher developers, teacher leaders, researchers, and teacher education faculty now have a tool that bridges the latest research and practice on bilingual special education.

 

 

 
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