Policymakers and educators working to close the achievement gap between English language learner students and their non-English language learner peers look at high school graduation as a key student outcome. However, few studies differentiate among English learner students at different stages of the learning process.

This report, produced by REL West’s English Learner Alliance, examines five English learner student groups in the state of Arizona and provides empirical evidence suggesting targeted supports for this diverse group of students.

Among the key findings, the earlier English learner students achieve English proficiency, the higher their graduation rate.

Visit the High School Graduation Rates Across English Learner Student Subgroups in Arizona resource page to learn more key findings and download your copy.