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By Karen D. Thompson
Oregon State University 

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought


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Karen D. Thompson, Oregon State University and Michael J Kieffer, New York University

(THE CONVERSATION) Between 2003 to 2015, multilingual students showed two to three times more progress in reading and math than students who speak English only. With this progress, the achievement gaps between multilingual students and their peers have narrowed substantially.

This new analysis we conducted of results from the National Assessment of Education Progress contradicts previous repor...

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