This study describes patterns in advanced coursetaking among four groups of high school students in Washington state: current English learner students, monitored English learner students (reclassified as English proficient within the previous two school years), former English learner students (reclassified more than two school years ago), and never–English learner students. The study finds that students’ academic preparation accounts for much of the difference in advanced course enrollment and performance.
Regional Education Laboratory at Education Northweset. (2016). Advanced Course Enrollment and Performance Among English Learner Students in Washington State. Washington, DC: Hanson, H.; Bisht, B.; and Motamedi, J.G.