Researchers have demonstrated that instructional materials can be a valuable resource for teaching and learning, and that significant gains in student achievement are possible when teachers use high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials. While this is hopeful information, our newest research shows that most teachers do not feel their materials truly support their multilingual learners.
In this new report, English Learners Success Forum and San Diego State researchers share new data from a national teacher survey administered by Rand’s American Educator Panel about teacher views of the value of their instructional materials. The survey captures teachers’ perceptions about how well their instructional materials reflect strategic, research-based language and content supports for MLLs.
To summarize the major findings, the analysis revealed: