The United States is becoming more and more diverse and the challenges for educators increase daily English Language Learners (ELL) student enrollment in Texas has increased significantly over the last decade. This is due to both immigration and to the longevity of their participation in bilingual and ESL programs. The success and progress of ELL's various significantly. Although ELL's face many challenges, they are still held accountable to reach the high academic standards of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). This study investigates the patterns that exist among five English Language Learners who had been in English as a Second Language programs for seven or more years and continue to not meet exit criteria. The purpose of this study was to provide insight into the experiences and perceptions of participants by utilizing a narrative non-fiction story research method. The four story elements that were connected across the five narratives were: emotion, cognitive academic language proficiency development, inconsistent bilingual/ESL programs, and parent involvement.Although Brenda had showed progress on the Reading Proficiency Test in the - eighth grade, she showed a decline in ninth grade and once again scored at the beginning level. This was also true of the tenth grade. It was not until after nineanbsp;...
|Title||:||I was Suppose to Graduate: A Narrative Non-fiction Study of Second Language Learners|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|