Chaos for Dual Language Learners: An Examination of State Policies for Exiting Children from Language Services in the PreK-3rd Grades
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From the executive summary: “This paper focuses on how young [dual language learners] DLLs – generally those students enrolled in the PreK-3rd grades – are being served by current reclassification policies. It surveys recent research and existing state policies to identify best practices for DLL reclassification into mainstream classroom settings.”
This paper provides in-depth information on issues facing dual language learners (DLLs), as well as research-based solutions for these issues. In this paper, the focus is on the current status of reclassifications systems for DLLs across states. The paper also provides useful recommendations for improving the various systems. Communications is of high quality, as it is based on solid research and information. The message is communicated well and accessibly through clear language, graphics, and subheadings. This paper has the potential to have a high impact on DLLs through educators at various levels implementing its suggestions.