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Title: Stated Briefly: How long does it take English learner students entering school in kindergarten in Washington Road Map districts to develop English proficiency?
Description: This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the selected findings from a previously released report (REL 2015-092). This brief describes findings on the percentage of English learner students entering school in kindergarten in seven Washington school districts who developed the English proficiency necessary to be reclassified as former English learner students and the average time to reclassification. Eight-five percent of English learner students who entered kindergarten between 2000/01 and 2007/08 achieved reclassification by 2012/13. It took those students an average of 3.2 years to be reclassified. Student characteristics--such as English proficiency at entry to kindergarten, gender, home language, country of birth, race/ethnicity, and special education status--were associated with reclassification. The results of this study can help school districts set realistic expectations for the time it takes English learner students to achieve English proficiency and may help state education agencies as they create new accountability targets to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: February 2017
Web Release: February 14, 2017
Print Release:
Publication #: REL 2017243
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Stated Briefly
Questions: For questions about the content of this Stated Briefly, please contact:
Amy Johnson.