This report examines Algebra I repetition rates of English learner students based on whether these students were reclassified as English proficient and, if so, how long it took them to be reclassified.

The report also compares the performance of students in different English learner status groups in repeating Algebra I and in taking higher level math courses in high school.

REL West researchers examined four English learner status groups in a California high school district in 2008/09–2011/12 and in five of its seven feeder elementary (K–8) school districts in 2006/07–2007/08.

One key finding: After repeating Algebra I, all four English learner status groups showed statistically significant improvements in course grades.

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