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English Language Learners’ Math and Reading Achievement Trajectories in the Elementary Grades: Full Technical Report


June 1, 2009
English Language Learners
Claudia Galindo

This paper aims to provide detailed descriptive analyses of the patterns of language minority students' achievement.

Summary

Using the ECLS-K database, author Claudia Galindo examines language minority students’ math and reading learning trajectories between kindergarten and fifth grade, taking into account differences in oral English proficiency, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The author also briefly explores the implications of these findings for teaching, research, and policy.