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Average Scale Scores and Achievement-Level Results in Mathematics for English Language Learners

  • At grades 4 and 8, English language learners who could be assessed had higher average scores in 2005 than in any previous year.
Average scale scores in mathematics, by English language learners, grade 4: Various years, 1996-2005

Average scale scores in mathematics, by English language learners, grade 4: Various years, 1996-2005

* Significantly different from 2005.
1 Sample size was insufficient to permit reliable estimates for students classified as English language learners in 1996.
NOTE: ELL = English language learners. In 2005, students were identified as ELL, non-ELL, or formerly ELL, and the last two categories were collapsed for reporting. View complete data with standard errors for grade 4
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1996–2005 Mathematics Assessments.

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