English Learners

In 2013, 4.4 million U.S. public school students were classified as English learners (ELs). These students come to school with the benefit of speaking a language other than English. All the while, they face the challenge of acquiring content knowledge in English at the same time as they acquire English as an additional language. They are held to the same graduation requirements and accountability standards as their English-proficient peers. English learners can be supported by conducting rigorous research and evaluation to improve instruction and learning, evaluating policy to inform decision-making, and enhancing EL practice at the district, school, and classroom level.
 

Our Work

Learn about how AIR teamed up with Bebop Books, an imprint of Lee & Low, to create an exclusive early childhood curriculum, based on COLLTS research, which includes high-quality materials and professional development.

The core of AIR's work supporting ELs is done through the Center for English Learners. EL students can be supported by conducting rigorous research and evaluation to improve instruction and learning, evaluating policy to inform decisionmaking, and enhancing EL practice at the district, school, and classroom level.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CENTER

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Image of Patricia Garcia-Arena
Principal Researcher
Image of Rebecca Bergey
Senior Researcher