Tracking English Language Learners

Aug 6, 2014

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. 

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Oregon State University's College of Education just received a grant to investigate further. 

Professor Karen Thompson joins us.