The Growing Challenge. English Language Learners do not succeed at the same rate as their English-speaking peers. The impact is felt throughout the country: not only does it affect students, their families and their schools, it affects our communities. As the number of ELLs grows rapidly, the challenges increase. Today, a full 9 percent of this country’s population is not English proficient, and 11 percent of our K–12 students are considered English Language Learners.
Learn what districts can do to close this achievement gap in this infographic that paints the big picture.