Publication Date: June 2008
Overview: This report aims to help school districts deal with the challenges of newly enrolling or rapidly increasing English language learner students by offering background information and sharing the experiences of districts that have addressed similar challenges in providing services and infrastructure to support the success of English language learner students.
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Update: In March 2012, REL Appalachia published a technical brief updating this report. This technical brief describes English language learner student enrollment across school districts in the four REL Appalachia Region states (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) for 2005/06–2008/09, updating Preparing to serve English language learner students: school districts with emerging English language learner communities, which covered 1998/99–2004/05. The technical brief looked at data by grade span (kindergarten, 1–3, 4–6, 7–8, 9–12) and by geographic locale (city, suburb, town, rural).
Read the full technical brief here