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Author(s):Fry, R
Title:How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Organization:Pew Hispanic Center
Short Description:As Congress considers the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, an analysis of recent data from standardized testing around the country shows that the fast growing number of students designated as English language learners (ELL) are among those farthest behind.
Annotation:As Congress considers the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, an analysis of recent data from standardized testing around the country shows that the fast growing number of students designated as English language learners (ELL) are among those farthest behind. The analysis of national standardized testing scores shows that about 51% of 8th grade ELL students are behind whites in reading and math, meaning that the scores for one out of every two will have to improve for the group to achieve parity. In the 4th grade, 35% of ELL students are behind in math and 47% are behind in reading when compared with their white counterparts.
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Achievement Gap
English Language Learners/LEP/ESL
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Undocumented Immigrant/Immigrant/Migrant Students

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