Should ELL students have more time to learn English before tests start?

Robert D. Morrow, professor emeritus at the University of the Pacific, argues in this opinion article that California's requirement that public school students take state tests in the English language after just one year of ELL instruction is unreasonable. Researchers have found five to seven years of English learning is needed before an ELL student is able to perform at the same level as peers, Morrow writes.

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