Tag: achieve

Listen and Read to Achieve

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Erwin Tschirner explains the rationale behind an important new study to determine proficiency-level expectations for advanced learners in listening and readingLast year, the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) decided to embark on a major study to determine realistic proficiency-level expectations for listening and reading in college foreign language programs. While much is known about realistic...

Less Testing May Help Every Child Achieve

After weeks of negotiations, U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have released draft legislation designed to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).The bipartisan agreement, known as the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” promises to fix problems with the NCLB Act while keeping intact the parts...