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The Correlates of Academic Performance for English Language Learners in a New England District

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Research Alliance: English Language Learners Alliance

Principal investigator: Caroline Parker

Overview: As the number of English language learner students in the Northeast & Islands region continues to grow, school leaders require analyses of the programs and supports designed to meet the needs of these students. The English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA), whose goal is to use data to understand ELL populations and inform policies to benefit ELL students, identified an interest in examining the relationship between ELL program types and ELLs’ academic success.

Working closely with the alliance, REL Northeast & Islands researchers conducted a study that provides demographic and student achievement information about ELL students in a midsized urban district in the Northeast & Islands Region. Based on a previous study conducted with state-level data, the study focuses on district-level data and includes information on the program type in which an ELL student is placed (a variable unavailable in the earlier state-level study).

The study addresses three questions:

  1. What were the characteristics of English language learner students and of the English language learner programs and schools they attended in 2010–2011?
  2. Which student characteristics, types of English language learner programs, and school characteristics were most closely related to English language learner students’ English proficiency scores in 2010–2011?
  3. What student characteristics, including English proficiency levels, and which types of English language learner programs were most closely related to English language learner students’ math and reading performance?

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