The Digest of Education Statistics recently updated numbers on education in the United States.

Here is some of the new data on English Language Learners:

In 2019, ELLs comprised 10.4% of the K-12 student population, up from 10.2% the previous year.

Spanish was – by far – the home language most spoken by ELLs, followed by Arabic.  Third place was a tie between Chinese and Vietnamese.

64% of teachers had a least one ELL in their class.

Not surprisingly, the reading scores of ELLs on the NAEP test were below those who were not ELLs.


I’m adding this post to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.