English Language Learners

Publications and Research

NIEER presents the findings from a randomized trial of the effects of dual language or two-way immersion and monolingual English immersion preschool programs on children's learning. Programs used in the study were compared on measures of children's growth in language, emergent literacy, and mathematics.

NIEER Director Steve Barnett's power point presentation on state preschool research at the Congressional briefing June 18, 2007.

Hispanic children who attend high-quality preschool programs have been found to benefit as much as children from other backgrounds, and sometimes more.

This report looks at recent research on bilingual education and studies the implications of these findings to answer important questions about bilingualism and its effects on cognitive development.

This paper examines the effectiveness and significance of dual-language immersion in the U.S. public education system.