New York City ELL Study Offers Glimpse Into National English-Learner Trends


This article spotlights findings from a REL Northeast & Islands at EDC study conducted by EDC Principal Research Scientist Carrie Parker and Michael Kieffer of New York University: "With more than 140,000 English-learners enrolled in New York City's K-12 public schools, the district has more ELLs than all but five states: California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and, of course, New York. That's why a recently released study from the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation. Noting that the city's English-learners speak about 150 home languages and arrive to school from a host of educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, the researchers said the district provides a "unique opportunity to build knowledge about English learner student reclassification patterns."


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Monday, October 17, 2016