Improving Literacy Outcomes for English Language Learners in High School: Considerations for States and Districts in Developing a Coherent Policy Framework

thumbnail of the report coverThe development of strategies to promote literacy among adolescent English language learners (ELLs) is a critical component of improving a variety of their educational outcomes. There are significant opportunities for states to support grade-level literacy among ELLs at the high school level and to thereby increase the chances that more students are able to graduate.

This research brief outlines existing barriers regarding teacher expectations, tracking, and placement of English language learners and offers key policies and useful strategies in building capacity and developing learning environments conducive for all students in obtaining academic success.