Title

A Correlational Study of Bilingual Programs to Educate English Language Learners and their Results on the Fifth Grade Taks Reading Assessment

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Educational Administration

Date of Award

Fall 2014

Abstract

This study was designed to provide valid information about the programs implemented to educate English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Region 10 Educational Service Area. There are various models that are being used to educate ELLs in the public education system. The results of the study produced an effective review of the quantitative results that school districts have realized through the implementation of these programs in their school districts. The results of the study can be used by school boards, school administrators, and educators to review the effectiveness of the various language acquisition models in educating ELLs. The study may help in providing data that can be used in reviewing a district's program or selection of an alternatives for educating ELLs.The school districts studied were located in and around the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area. Districts consisted of a variety of schools that could be considered urban, suburban, and rural. School sizes varied from small 1A school districts to multi high school 5A districts. Region 10 Education Service Area is comprised of 80 public school districts and 40 public charter schools (with 63 individual campuses). The region includes school districts located in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, and a part of Van Zandt Counties. In the 2009-2010 school year, Region 10 recorded a student enrollment of 737,043 which accounts for 15.2% of the 4,847,844 students enrolled in public education in Texas.The research was conducted through a quantitative design, which attempted to correlate student results with the language acquisition program implemented in a district. The quantitative results from the students' performance on the fifth grade reading TAKS test were analyzedagainst the results of other students across the Region 10 service area to determine academic results. The statistical data gathered for comparison was taken from the TEA website as complied under the AEIS system. The research included the results of the research survey addressed to ESL/bilingual program advisors in each of the districts in the Region 10 service area.

Advisor

Chuck Holt

Subject Categories

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Educational Leadership

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