Improving Reading Proficiency for English Language Learners

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Lora Street (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: This problem of practice study was focused on providing a plan for the implementation of strategies to meet the needs of Benhaven English Learner and Hispanic students who were showing a gap in grade level proficiency in reading as compared to their white peers. The plan utilized a twofold process which included: (a) targeted staff development for the Benhaven staff focused on strategies to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and (b) provide target assistance to EL and Hispanic students with tutors during the instructional day. Hispanic students in grades 3-5 at Benhaven have shown a 20% growth to proficiency in half a year. This was with only the first part of the plan implemented. Professional development was provided for staff on strategies to improve instruction in the classroom. Focused tutors began in early February. The improvement science study will continue at Benhaven until the end of May.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
English Learners Reading Proficiency

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