Long-term English learners:
What can your school do to help long-term English language learners?
By 8th grade, students who are still classified as English learners, demonstrate some of the lowest performance of any student group and, by 11th grade, 78% of English learners are at the below- and far-below-basic levels in language arts. With no time to waste, schools must re-engage these students to accelerate their English language development and academic standing.
Long-term English learners need exciting content and consistent instructional routines to develop sophisticated forms and functions of the English language. In English 3D, students receive daily opportunities to participate in advanced academic tasks and interactions so that they develop the skills they need to be vibrant members of a school’s learning community and be on a path to college and career readiness.