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Strategies for Success: Supporting English Learner Student Achievement

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual (webinar)


This REL Midwest and REL Southwest webinar shares strategies that schools and districts can use to promote academic success among English learner students.

The webinar includes an overview of the findings from the REL Midwest study Student and School Characteristics Associated with Academic Performance and English Language Proficiency Among English Learner Students in Grades 3–8 in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). Presenters discuss key findings from the report, including the findings that more positive student perceptions of school climate on some domains were associated with increased English proficiency ratings and that English learner students attending CMSD’s newcomer academy had more positive perceptions of student climate than English learner students attending other CMSD schools.

Practitioner presenters from CMSD and Las Cruces Public Schools in New Mexico also share reflections on strategies that schools and districts can use to support English learner student success.

Partnership: Cleveland Collaboration for English Learner Success


  • Lyzz Davis, PhD, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • José Gonzalez, EdS, Executive Director, Multilingual Multicultural Education Program, CMSD
  • Nubia Tarazona, Executive Director of Bilingual Education, Translation, Interpretation, and Community Outreach, Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Ge Ann Killgore, Coordinator for English Learner Programs, Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Rachel Garrett, PhD, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest and REL Midwest

Resources: Slide deck [3,789 KB PDF icon ]