The Relationship Between English Proficiency and Content Knowledge for English Language Learner Students in Grades 10 and 11 in Utah

This study compares high school English language learners and non-English language learners performance on content assessments. The study also examined the performance of high school English language learner students in grades 10 and 11 on the Utah Academic Language Proficiency Assessment (UALPA), and on the English language arts and mathematics content assessments administered under the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS). The study indicated that English language learner students, including those who scored advanced on the UALPA, scored lower than non–English language learner students on the U‐Pass overall as well as on each content standard.

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Institute of Educational Sciences
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