SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language), a nonprofit centering the needs of English Learners (ELs), released SEAL Teaching and Learning Outcomes in 12 School Districts: Summary of a Multiyear Evaluation Studying the Replication of the Sobrato Early Academic Language Model brief. The rigorous third-party evaluation to objectively study SEAL’s implementation and outcomes at 67 schools in 12 California school districts was conducted by Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL). Researchers found that SEAL contributed to positive language development and academic outcomes for ELs and Dual Language Learners (DLLs). Additionally the evaluation showed improved teaching practice, demonstrating that SEAL’s approach can be replicated at scale.
As communities continue to respond to the challenges of COVID-19, SEAL strategies and tools can support pandemic recovery, offering specific resources that can assist educators in meeting students’ social and emotional needs, strengthening school–family partnerships, and addressing unfinished learning.
To learn more and download their Evaluation Fact Sheet, Evaluation Research Brief, and Pandemic Recovery Policy Brief visit: https://bit.ly/SEAL-Eval.