Recent NCES data indicates that English Learners (ELs) make up nearly 10% of the student population across US public schools. This percentage continues to grow, as do the equity issues. Data from standardized tests reflects a profound gap between the reading and math scores of ELs as compared to non-ELs. Key to a solution is supporting the acceleration of English language acquisition at all grade levels so that students can focus on mastering academic skills while they learn English. Research shows that targeted language instruction and time on task can drastically improve EL student learning outcomes.
Let’s Go Learn’s English language programs provide targeted language instruction through our diagnostic assessments. Students take DORA, our English language assessment, and our AI system analyzes the data and creates a personalized learning path. Each language learning path is made up of many skills: comprehension strategies, vocabulary, sight-word recognition, phonics, spelling, phonemic awareness, and grammar study. Within each of these areas, our AI system finds the ideal starting point for targeted language instruction. Our assessments don’t define these points by grade level but by strengths and gaps in English skills. Our diagnostic assessments and targeted instruction support English language proficiency for all K-12 students.
After students take the diagnostic assessment, every classroom teacher receives real-time narratives and data reporting to share with administrators, parents, or students. Reports are easy-to-understand with grade-level scores and simple narratives. Some reports are designed for the special education teacher who needs to write student IEPs faster and with greater accuracy. In addition, DORA can find present levels and determine weekly, monthly, or quarterly student goals. When used with formative assessments, progress monitoring becomes automatic. All data rolls up into a unified, vertically scaled grade-level score dataset.
Note: Our English language curriculum is designed for programs that include English Learner (EL), English Language Development (ELD), English Language Learner (ELL), English as a Second Language (ESL) and for bilingual education programs.
For Spanish-speaking English learners, educators can use DORA Spanish EDELL diagnostic, which compares each student’s first language Spanish skills to developing English language reading skills, effectively removing vocabulary biases that often lead to a misdiagnosis of student comprehension skills.
Available in Spanish and English, Let’s Go Learn monitors students as they make progress in both languages.