This report is a review of studies examining the impact of reading programs on English language learners (ELLs). The studies focus on comparisons between bilingual and English-only programs as well as replicable models that have been evaluated with ELLs. Results of the review indicate that there were a limited number of high-quality studies. The limited evidence favors bilingual education.
Effective Reading Programs for English Language Learners: A Best-evidence Synthesis
Johns Hopkins University