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A study of immigrant English language educational risk factors and reading performance at Best Elementary School


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

English Language Learner (ELL) immigrant students at Best Elementary School (BES) are underperforming in reading as measured by state mandated tests. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors that most affect BES immigrant English language learners' ability to read in English. Correlational research was utilized in this study to evaluate the relationships among demographic information, English reading performance and literature-based risk factors associated with 95 BES Immigrant English Learner students.

The findings from this study revealed that students who went to school in their home country, older students, and those who learned to read in another country had higher scores on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) in Reading, Writing, and Math.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Elementary education;
Curricula;
Teaching
Classification
0524: Elementary education
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
Identifier / keyword
Education; Best Elementary School; English as a second language; Immigrant; Reading; Risk factors
Title
A study of immigrant English language educational risk factors and reading performance at Best Elementary School
Author
Bengochea, Taime L.
Number of pages
216
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
6009
Source
DAI-A 69/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549793533
Advisor
Purrington, Linda
Committee member
Granoff, Tom; MacElvee, Cameron
University/institution
Pepperdine University
Department
Education
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3325316
ProQuest document ID
230700730
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/230700730
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