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Edsight - 2020 UPSFF Study: English Language Learners


Thursday, December 3, 2020

According to the 2020 UPSFF Study, the number of English Language Learner (ELL) students in DC increased significantly over the last several fiscal years. This study also shows overall improvement for ELL student outcomes from FY2017 to FY2019, particularly in elementary school; however, proficiency gaps increased for middle and high school ELL students compared to those who are not or no longer ELL. Based on these findings, the 2020 UPSFF Study identified multiple options to more effectively target funding to ELL students with the greatest need.