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English Learner Students

Understanding the diversity of English learner students in our region and exploring the programs and services that best meet their diverse needs.

Across the United States, there is widespread concern about how to effectively educate the growing number of English learner students, particularly because they need to simultaneously learn both English and academic content. A deeper understanding of this diverse group of students can help policymakers and practitioners identify areas for differentiated and targeted supports and services to improve their learning outcomes and help narrow the achievement gap between English learner students and their non-English learner counterparts. REL West shares research-based information across partnerships, highlighting the particular needs of this heterogeneous student population.