Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

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Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELsâ€"who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schoolsâ€"are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result.

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.

 

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Contents

Summary
1
1 Introduction
15
2 Policy Context
37
3 The Demography of the English Learner Population
63
Capacities and Influences on Language Development
107
5 Promising and Effective Early Care and Education Practices and Home Visiting Programs for Dual Language Learners
165
6 The Development of English Language Proficiency in Grades K12
215
7 Programs for English Learners in Grades PreK to 12
253
9 Promising and Effective Practices for Specific Populations of English Learners Grades PreK to 12
337
10 Dual Language Learners and English Learners with Disabilities
351
11 Promising and Effective Practices in Assessment of Dual Language Learners and English Learners Educational Progress
401
12 Building the Workforce to Educate English Learners
431
13 Recommendations for Policy Practice and Research
471
Biosketches of Committee Members and Project Staff
487
State Requirements for Teacher Certification
497
Context of Educating English Learners English Learners and Title III Teacher Population
503

8 Promising and Effective Practices for English Learners in Grades PreK to 12
291

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