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Core Knowledge Group | Selection Criteria
Matthew Scelza | Andy Nash | Tom Mueller

Selection Criteria for
ESL Special Collection

All sites and materials included in the ESL Special Collection will be useful to literacy practitioners, program administrators, researchers, and adult learners in some aspect of English as a Second Language education. ESL Education is defined to include Civics Education materials useful to ESL learners.

The following criteria will be used when considering a site or material for inclusion in the Special Collection:

Criteria #1: Quality

  • The site/material must be relevant to the ESL Special Collection.
  • The site/material must be readily understandable and useful to the intended audiences.
  • The site/material must be reflective of current research.
  • In addition, a site/material may be included if it is new and innovative.

Criteria #2: Longevity

  • The site/material should have lasting value.
  • Seminal materials in the field of ESL education will be included.
  • Older materials with lasting value for research or comparison purposes will be included.

Materials submitted for inclusion in the ESL Special Collection must also meet the LINCS Submission Criteria and Web Publishing Guidelines.

To ensure high-quality materials are included in the ESL Special Collection, two levels of review apply, and both levels must be passed for inclusion. The first level requires a unanimous vote by the three Partners–Matthew Scelza, Andy Nash, and Tom Mueller. The second level is the approval of the Core Knowledge Group.

Please contact Matthew Scelza with questions or recommendations of resources to include in this Special Collection.