English learner (EL) students who do not attain English proficiency and grade-level mastery of academic content by the middle and upper grades are at risk of dropping out of high school or failing to graduate. To better understand the factors that influence EL students’ progress in Texas, this study examined the average time it took the 2005/06 cohort of grade 1 Hispanic EL students in the state to attain English language proficiency and meet state standards in reading and math.
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13 Sep 2017
There is a vital need to learn more about evidence-based approaches to support English learner students. Featuring Diane August, a managing researcher at AIR, the documentary shows how certain evidence-based approaches work in real-life settings through stories from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Multilingual Multicultural Education Program.
1 Jan 2017
Under ESSA, states continue to address the identification, assessment, and accountability provisions related to English Learners but with more flexibility and by using standardized statewide entrance and exit procedures. The experts at AIR support ELs by conducting rigorous research and evaluation to improve instruction and learning, evaluating policy to inform decisionmaking, and creating resources and providing hands-on support designed to enhance EL practice at the district, school, and classroom level.