Surprising findings in Chicago that compared various ethnic subgroups, new ELLS, older ELLS and measured them against their peers with identifical course work except for one ESL course. Research conducted at Consortium on Chicago School Research and National High School Center. 9th grade attendance & grade point average - better predictor of graduation prospects than proficiency level. Interesting.....probably too early to tell for St. Anthony students.
Grades Found to Give 'Early Warning' on ELL Dropouts. Lesli A. Maxwell. 5.30.12 Education Week