We have over a decade of practice and research that demonstrates an effective model. We foster systems change by partnering with educators across the state, and helping transform classrooms into language-rich, rigorous, joyful learning environments.
SEAL’s research-based model and results prove that when we design powerful learning opportunities that put English Learners at the heart of our education system, they succeed.
An early evaluation of the SEAL pilot sites found that SEAL students demonstrated significant gains on language, literacy and cognition measures. In fact, despite starting school with language and academic skills behind their peers, SEAL students were able to catch up or surpass their peers on all measures.
Within replication of the model, SEAL partner districts report positive student outcomes in English Learner reclassification rates and reclassified students’ academic performance.
THIRD GRADE RFEP PERFORMANCE ON ELA TEST (2018)
“ I tell everyone at school that I’m a reborn teacher. In three decades of teaching, this past year with SEAL has been the best experience I’ve ever had. With what they teach us, the hands-on experience, and our awesome coaches, we return to the classroom with the knowledge, books and supplies to implement immediately. I feel like a brand new teacher, and I absolutely love it.
After receiving SEAL professional development, teachers report frequently implementing effective strategies for teaching English Learners that:
Foster oral language development, student engagement, and deep understanding of the content
Teach complex, academic vocabulary
Engage families in their children’s content learning
TEACHERS’ USE OF EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES BEFORE AND AFTER SEAL TRAINING
Ninety percent of principals agree that their teachers who received the SEAL training are:
Implementing standards-based instruction
Implementing instruction that is intentional about language development
Designing instruction that is responsive to their students’ needs
PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS OF STANDARDS-BASED AND EL-RESPONSIVE INSTRUCTION AFTER SEAL TRAINING