OUR IMPACT

We have 10 years 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.

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Students reached
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Teachers trained
132

Preschool
Classrooms

113

Elementary
Schools

24

Preschool
LEAs

21

School
Districts

Student Outcomes

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)

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Professional Development

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

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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