The new study, which the Research Alliance conducted in partnership with NYU’s Michael Kieffer and the Regional Education Laboratory for the Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), with support from the Institute of Education Sciences, describes high school graduation outcomes for students who entered New York City schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students.

The large and diverse English learner population in New York City public schools, where more than 40 percent of students speak a language other than English at home, provides a unique opportunity to learn about ELs’ graduation outcomes. This study has implications for how districts choose to calculate graduation outcomes for current and former ELL students.

Read the full report on the REL-NEI website.