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The Effects of English Learner Classification on High School Graduation and College Attendance

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Johnson, Angela
Publication Date
2018-12-31
Free Keywords
Economics; education
Description
  • Abstract

    Descriptive evidence shows that English Learners (ELs) have lower high school graduation and four-year college attendance rates than monolingual and fluent English users. Applying the regression discontinuity design to rich administrative data from a large district in California, this study identifies the first causal effects of initial EL classification on high school graduation and college enrollment. I also report the effects of maintaining EL status, or not reclassifying, after testing in each grade between 3rd and 8th grade. I find no statistically significant impact of initial EL classification on high school graduation or college enrollment. Reclassification just before school transition (5th and 8th grade) significantly affected the probabilities of on-time graduation and, conditional on college attendance, starting at a four-year university and starting full-time.
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Update Metadata: 2019-07-29 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-07-29

Johnson, Angela (2018): The Effects of English Learner Classification on High School Graduation and College Attendance. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E110943V1