The Effect of Grade Placement on English Language Learners’ Academic Achievement

  title={The Effect of Grade Placement on English Language Learners’ Academic Achievement},
  author={Dylan Conger},
  journal={Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis},
  pages={395 - 412}
  • D. Conger
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Education
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Many English Language Learners (ELLs) migrate to the United States at older ages and administrators must choose a grade in which to place these new entrants as soon as they register for school. In this study, I estimate the effect of grade placement on the short-term academic performance of ELLs who enroll in the Miami-Dade County Public School system between the ages of 7 and 12 using a district policy that determines grade placement decisions for newcomers by their birthdate relative to… 

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