DR's Diversity Committee has charged itself with identifying empirical studies and resources that represent the recommendations made in our 2015 white paper titled "Increasing the Involvement of...
English Language Learners
An English language learner (ELL) is a student whose primary language is not English, and whose English proficiency or lack thereof provides a barrier to successful learning.
As of fall 2017, the National Center on Education Statistics reports that 5 million public school students (10.1%) are English language learners. The most common home language of ELLs is Spanish, comprising 74.8% of ELLs (7.6% of all public school students). ELLs with disabilities make up approximately 14% of the ELL population (about 718,000 students). The most common identification for ELLs is a learning disability (LD).