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ERIC Number: EJ1021953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Investigating Whether and When English Learners are Reclassified into Mainstream Classrooms in the United States: A Discrete-Time Survival Analysis
Slama, Rachel B.
American Educational Research Journal, v51 n2 p220-252 Apr 2014
Using eight waves of longitudinal data on a statewide kindergarten cohort of English learners (ELs), I examined ELs' tenure in language-learning programs and their academic performance following reclassification as fluent English proficient. I employed discrete-time survival analysis to estimate the average time to and grade of reclassification with and without controlling for socioeconomic status and home language. The average EL exited 3 years after school entry or in second grade; however, the odds that a non-Spanish-speaking EL was reclassified were nearly twice that of their Spanish-speaking EL classmates after controlling for income. Despite reclassification in the early elementary grades, large percentages of the kindergarten cohort experienced later academic difficulties and 22% of the sample was retained in grade.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Lau v Nichols
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED565624