Term

Summer 8-10-2016

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAESL

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Laura Halldin

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Pamela Talleen

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Susan Marshall

Abstract

The research question addressed in this study was, what is the effect of retention on English language learners (ELL)? The ELL student population has increased in United States schools and in this dynamic and heterogeneous group includes students that perform lower than grade level. This capstone provides research and teacher interviews regarding the efficacy of holding back struggling English learners. Following discussion of current research and teacher opinions, the author examines the results to form implications for educators considering using grade retention with English language learners.

Research Methodology

Interview, Literature Review

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