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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 4 public school students in science, by status as English language learners and jurisdiction in 2005
Jurisdiction ELL Non-ELL
Nation 9 91
Large central city 19 81
Atlanta 1 99
Austin 25 75
Boston 12 88
Charlotte 8 92
Chicago 17 83
Cleveland 4 96
Houston 35 65
Los Angeles 53 47
New York City  10 90
San Diego 33 67
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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