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Useful links

Office for Improving Second Language Achievement

Following are some of our favorite links for further resources on language learning and acquisition:

no child left behindUS Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education website provides valuable information relative to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), federal and state standards, state accountability for schools, adequate yearly progress, evidence based education, improving teacher quality, etc.



national associaton for bilingual educatorsNational Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) website offers information on conferences, legislation, links and resources at the national level.



OELAOELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Education Program
OELA provides a complete legislation/regulations on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and Title I, Title III and Title VII can be ordered from this website.


TESOLTESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TESOL is an international professional association for ESL/EFL/ESOL. Its mission is to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.


TEATexas Education Agency
Awardees under the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Success Initiative Grant Program are listed under TEA's website, Division of Discretionary Grants. The purpose and goals of the (LEP) Student Success Initiative grant program are also delineated.



ISUPTexas A&M University System – Institute for School-University Partnerships



CALCenter for Applied Linguistics
CAL strives to "improve communication through better understanding of language and culture." Language and culture information & research resources are available.


CREDECenter for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence
CREDE mission is "to assist the nation's diverse students at risk of academic failure due to cultural, language, racial, geographic, or economic factors." Link to the Publications and Products on their website and purchase or download research reports, briefs, educational publications and the CREDE newsletter.


NCLENational Center for ESL Literacy Education
NCLE is an "information center which focuses on the language and literacy education of adults and out-of-school youth learning English, and works to support those providing such services." A variety of products are also available in the field of adult ESL literacy education.