As an administrator

This practical step-by-step guide shows district-wide committees and school leadership teams how to survey existing services, identify strengths and challenges, and implement key practices that improve the instruction and achievement of all students, particularly English language learners (ELLs). Teams can also use the 12 Key Practices Checklist—with concrete implementation guideposts for each key practice—to develop district and school improvement plans and to monitor and evaluate implementation. The flexible framework allows educational leaders to view ELL instruction within the context of the larger school and district vision and focus on how ELL education fits into the overall school and district organizational culture.