The Salt Lake Tribune
November 14, 2011
REL West was asked by the Arizona Superintendent's Office to present key findings from recent REL West research on English language learners in Arizona. REL West presented a session at the 2011 statewide annual conference of the Arizona Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS).
For more information, please contact:
Meg Livingston Asensio
REL Research on ELL Students in Arizona: Implications of Distribution, Mobility, and Achievement
December 08, 2011
300 East Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona 85340
Arizona has a large and growing population of English language learner (ELL) students, and these students have some unique pedagogical needs. The OELAS Conference is the state’s annual meeting to provide guidance, assistance, and support for improving the practices of educators who teach or administer to ELL students. Conference attendees will include approximately 700 teachers, school and district administrators, and state department personnel.
REL West researchers provided a session on a number of recent REL West studies looking at Arizona's ELL student population and the implications of study findings for improving policy, classroom practice, and future research.
• Eric Haas, Senior Research Associate, REL West at WestEd
• Tony Fong, Senior Policy Associate, REL West at WestEd
• Min Huang, Research Associate, REL West at WestEd
- Where do English language learner students go to school? Student distribution by language proficiency in Arizona
- Patterns of student mobility among English language learner students in Arizona public schools
- Achievement trends of schools and students in Arizona's Title I school improvement program
- Comparing achievement trends in reading and math across Arizona public school student subgroups