Using the ELSF Guidelines to Improve Instructional Materials for English Learners:
Instructional materials must consider the needs of all students, including the fast-growing demographic of English learners who now represent 1 out of every 10 students in K-12 schools. Is your school and district prepared with instructional materials and practices to meet the needs of this growing population and ESSA accountability measures? Are your instructional materials and teaching practices working for your English learners? The ELSF Guidelines in ELA and math provide a ready tool for professional development at both the school and district levels. These guidelines enable educators to examine and determine what is already included in current curriculum and provide a road map for addressing the gaps for English learners.