Document Type



ELL students have become more prevalent in public and private schools. While the number of these students has been increasing, so has the need for effective and efficient curriculums to be put into place in order to ensure students get the proper education they deserve. There are many programs that provide teachers with assistance in teaching their English learning students. While there are a variety of programs available, each one is different and complex. Four different evaluative frameworks have been chosen to determine whether or not they are effective. This thesis examines four evaluative frameworks for English Language Learners including WIDA, ELL educational programs: the World Class Instruction Design and Assessment, the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners, California English Language Development Standards, and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. Each is evaluated based on a set of criteria that includes test scores, graduation rates, and ability to accommodate students. While there are multiple frameworks, each framework is effective in its own way.


Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Thesis Comittee

Dr. Andrea Cayson, Thesis Advisor
Prof. Shawn O’Neill, Committee Member
Dr. Gia Renaud, Committee Member