Support for multilingual learners should be woven into the design of the core materials to address students’ linguistic and instructional needs. The following criteria, created in partnership between EdReports, EdSolutions, the English Learners Success Forum (ELSF), and Pivot Learning, can be used to evaluate the degree to which materials support multilingual learners:
Criterion 1: Simultaneous content, math practices, and language development – Materials consistently provide opportunities for simultaneous content, math practices, and language development.
Criterion 2: Language Features of Mathematical Tasks – Materials provide tasks that require students to make meaning through collaboration by interpreting and producing language.
Criterion 3: Language Supports – Materials provide responsive language and collaborative supports that amplify mathematical language development.
Criterion 4: Leveraging Students’ Assets – Materials forefront, value, and use the assets of students, including their home language, experiences, and beliefs, in the teaching of mathematics.
Criterion 5: Formative Assessment of Content, Math Practices, and Language – Materials provide opportunities to consistently assess, analyze, and communicate progress while students have opportunities to incorporate feedback.
See more resources for support in mathematics here.