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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27 Mar 2017
Numerous research studies have shown that dual language/two-way immersion (DL) programs are effective at helping students become bilingual and fluent in English and another language. This research summary can serve as a reference tool that supports state education agency decision-making regarding developing, implementing, and assessing DL programs at the secondary level.
1 Oct 2015
School Improvement Grants are provided by the Department of Education in an attempt to raise the achievement of students in the state’s lowest-performing schools. The purpose of this report is to describe several state-developed alternative intervention models approved by the Department of Education.