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Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj; Motamedi, Jason Greenberg – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Students who take advanced courses in high school are more likely to enroll and persist in college. This report describes patterns in advanced coursetaking among three groups of students in Washington state: Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary or home language is not Spanish, and English-only speakers. This…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement, Spanish Speaking
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Deussen, Theresa; Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Students who drop out of high school are at increased risk of a range of negative social and economic consequences, including lower earnings and poorer health. To reduce dropout rates and lessen these negative consequences, districts around the country are using early warning indicators to identify and provide supports for students at risk of…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Dropouts, English Language Learners
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Hanson, Havala; Bisht, Biraj; Motamedi, Jason Greenberg – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2016
Taking advanced high school courses (for example, honors, Advanced Placement, and dual-credit courses that offer college credits in high school) can help prepare students for postsecondary education and careers. English learner students, however, face unique obstacles to taking advanced courses because they must divide their time between acquiring…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Advanced Courses, Enrollment, Academic Achievement