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"A Guide to Finding and Understanding English Learner Data"

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With federal education laws—first the No Child Left Behind Act and now the Every Student Succeeds Act—requiring schools and states to publish more data on English-learners, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute explores how districts can best use the new information.

It notes that schools can end up with inaccurate background information if they do not ask questions in culturally appropriate ways. For example, ethnicity requests may not distinguish between, for example, black students from South Africa and those from Haiti.

Vol. 37, Issue 35, Page 5

Published in Print: June 13, 2018, as English-Language Learners
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