Thursday, October 15, 2015

Study: English Language Learners From Second To Fifth Grade Take Longer To Learn English When They Start Off With More English Skills.

The Seattle Times (10/15, Higgins) reports ED sponsored a study to evaluate the effectiveness of Seattle’s instruction of English Language Learner students. The study found that children who start off with better English skills tend to spend less time in English Language Learner programs than those who start off with worse English skills, except for children who started school between second and fifth grade. School officials suggested that the results might be explained by more advanced students missing out on crucial lessons while the less advanced students are more likely to start with the basics.

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