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Title:  English Language Learner Students in U.S. Public Schools: 1994 and 2000
Description: This Issue Brief examines growth in the population of English Language Learner (ELL) students in U.S. public schools between the 1994 and 2000 school years. Data are drawn from the Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS) of 1993-94 and 1999-2000. Nationally, the number of ELL students in public schools increased from approximately two million students in 199394 to three million students in 19992000. Regionally, over half the national total of U.S. public school ELL students in 19992000 were in the West region. The Issue Brief also examined the extent to which ELL students were concentrated in schools in 19992000. Nationally in 19992000, 62 percent of public school students were in schools with an ELL student population of less than 1 percent of the school population. However, in the West, 19 percent of students were in schools with ELL populations comprising at least 25 percent of the school population; 7 percent of students in the West were in schools comprising over 50 percent ELL students.
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Cover Date: August 2004
Web Release: September 8, 2004
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2004035
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: David Meyer, David Madden, and Daniel J. McGrath of the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI)
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.
 
 
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