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Tracking English Language Learners

The Jefferson Exchange
Released on Aug 6, 2014

The Jefferson Exchange: August 6, 2014 Hour 1A:

Plenty of evidence suggests that students who enter school speaking a language other than English can face some long-term educational challenges. But in Oregon, the records are incomplete. English language learners are reclassified as English-proficient students once they've mastered the language. And the federal government only requires tracking for two years after reclassification.  Oregon State University's College of Education just received a grant to investigate further. Professor Karen Thompson joins us.