Testing, time limits, and English learners: does age of school entry affect how quickly students can learn English?

@article{Conger2009TestingTL,
  title={Testing, time limits, and English learners: does age of school entry affect how quickly students can learn English?},
  author={Dylan Conger},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={383-96}
}
Using data on young English learners (EL) who enroll in the New York City public school system, I examine how long it takes students to become minimally proficient in English and how the time to proficiency differs for students by their age of school entry. Specifically, I follow four recent entry cohorts of ELs ages 5-10 and use discrete-time survival analysis to model the rate at which different age groups acquire proficiency. I find that approximately half of the students become proficient… CONTINUE READING