Publication Date: May 3, 2019
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 systems of support (MTSS) and other interventions to promote higher levels of achievement for ELs with academic challenges or learning disabilities.
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.