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


This study compared the performance of English language learner (ELL) and non–English language learner students on content assessments in Utah. Findings showed that ELL students were outscored by non–ELL students in both English and math. Also, of 10th grade students who scored below intermediate on the language proficiency assessment, only six percent scored three or four (the highest two scores) on the content assessment.

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U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory West
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