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Meeting the diverse needs of our diverse students

November 13, 2013
Inside Education — Rachel Inks , Times-Republican

Iowa's rigorous Core Standards are cognitively demanding for all students and they're supposed to be that way. The standards state what all students need to learn, but don't provide guidance on how to instruct each standard to students with varied levels of language ability. This is important for districts like Marshalltown, where high populations of English Language Learners (ELLs) are not only engaged in the rigorous learning tied to Core Standards, but working to learn English along the way.



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