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ERIC Number: ED597915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
English Language Learners in America's Great City Schools: Demographics, Achievement, and Staffing
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David
Council of the Great City Schools
In 2013, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) published the first-ever report on English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in member districts, reporting on a range of indicators in addition to ELL enrollment and languages spoken by such students. This report updates most of the data presented in the 2013 Council ELL report, shedding light once again on ELL enrollment, student performance, staffing and professional development, along with Title III allocations. Consistent with the findings in the 2013 Council ELL report, English language learners continue to be the fastest-growing demographic group in U.S. public schools. The ELLs attending schools in the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools account for nearly one-quarter of all ELLs in the nation. Specifically, in SY 2015-16, Council-member districts enrolled about 1.2 million ELLs in Grades K-12--or 25.0 percent of the 4.9 million estimated ELLs in the nation's K-12 public schools. This new report by the Council presents the results of a yearlong effort to compile data on ELL enrollment and programs in the Great City school districts. Much of the data were collected from the membership via survey in 2017. Over 85 percent of the membership responded. [For the 2013 report, see ED543305.]
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress