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English language--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Iowa--Foreign speakers; English language--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Iowa--Immersion method;


Each year the United States becomes more ethnically and linguistically diverse and as a result, so do our schools. Students from non-English speaking backgrounds represent the fastest growing subset of the K-12 student population. In the 2003-2004 school year, 5.5 million school-age children were English language learners (Leos, 2004). As school districts across the country are faced with initiating and implementing programs for these learners, they must factor in the high stakes of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the possible impact of a new group of test scores on their adequate yearly progress.

The purpose of this study is to clarify the plan for ELL instruction, the role of the ELL teachers, classroom teachers, and how to best bring about high academic achievement of the students enrolled in the ELL Program at Irving Elementary.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

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John E. Henning


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