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District Science Results for English Language Learners Who Could Be Assessed

Compared to English language learners in large central city schools...

  • at grade 4 in Austin and Houston, English language learners who were assessed had higher average scores, while those in Chicago and New York City had lower average scores.
  • at grade 8 in Charlotte, English language learners who were assessed had higher average scores, while those in Los Angeles had lower average scores.

As shown in the distribution table for each grade, the percentage of students identified as English language learners varies across districts.  

Percentage distribution of grade 8 public school students in science, by status as English language learners and jurisdiction in 2005
Jurisdiction ELL Non-ELL
Nation 5 95
Large central city 12 88
Atlanta 2 98
Austin 10 90
Boston 7 93
Charlotte 6 94
Chicago 6 94
Cleveland 2 98
Houston 11 89
Los Angeles 32 68
New York City  8 92
San Diego 19 81
NOTE: ELL = English language learners. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Trial Urban District Science Assessment.

Learn more about the NAEP reporting groups on the NAEP website.

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