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Research Report: English-Language Learners

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 18, 2005 1 min read
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English-Language Learners: Unlike other states with large numbers of English-language learners, Texas has not established a single, statewide process for schools to identify and assess those students and redesignate them as fluent in English, according to an examination of states’ policies for English-language learners.

“Making Uneven Strides: State Standards for Achieving English Language Proficiency Under the No Child Left Behind Act” is available from the Lexington Institute.

The study—conducted by Boston University political science professor Christine Rossell and published by the Arlington, Va.-based Lexington Institute—examined six states that have the largest numbers of English-language learners. California has the largest number, followed by Texas, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, and New York. The study also examined Massachusetts.

A version of this article appeared in the October 19, 2005 edition of Education Week

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