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The Latest Statistics On English Language Learners In The U.S.

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I’m doing some research for an article I’m writing on English Language Learners, and have been identifying some pretty decent resources for finding the most up-to-date statistics on English Language Learners in the United States.

I thought readers of this blog might find links to them useful. Feel free to suggestion other resources by leaving a comment.

Here are the places that seemed to have the most recent statistics (and analysis):

An article about a conference sponsored by the Educational Testing Service. It’s titled ETS, La Raza Conference: English-language Learners Fastest-growing Segment of U.S. School Population.

A paper prepared for the same conference, titled Current State of English-Language Learners in the U.S. K-12 Student Population.

English Language Learners Face Unique Challenges is a policy brief from the National Education Association.

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education issued a report the focuses on ELL’s in the Appalachia area, but it has a lot of good statistics about ELL’s nation-wide, too.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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2 Comments

  1. Larry,
    Do you know where I can find more recent 2011-12 statistics on ELLs in the US?

    • Mariah,

      If there’s a place to get those stats (though I’ve got to say I doubt you’re going to find any that are that up to date) you should go to my “The Best” list on ELL research.

      Larry

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