Research Digest: Studies Confirm Need for Targeted Supports for English Learner Students


PUBLICATION DATE

December 2016

Out of increasing concern that English learner students are struggling academically more than their English-proficient peers, many educators are seeking ways to better understand and support English learner students' academic progress. The students' academic difficulties likely stem, at least in part, from needing to simultaneously develop English language skills and learn subject matter content. And English learner students who are recent immigrants also have to learn about and adapt to the culture of U.S. schools.