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Are test scores enough to assess English learners’ progress?

June 12, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

English learners’ average scores are up 16 points, from 174 in 1998 — the first year for which data is available — to 190 in 2022. By comparison, scores for students identified as “Not English learners” averaged 222 in 2022 on NAEP, also know as the Nation’s Report Card.

From 2003 to 2022, however, scores rose just four points, from 186 to 190.

The most recent results show “many student groups had lower average scores” in 2022, according to the NAEP website, but English learners’ scores “did not differ significantly from 2019.”

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