Helping Newcomer Students Succeed In Secondary Schools and Beyond

This report, has been written for educators and policy makers in order to focus attention on a subset of English language learners—those who are newcomers to schools in the United States at the middle and high school grades—and to communicate promising practices for serving their educational and social needs. The report is based on a 3-year national research study, Exemplary Programs for Newcomer English Language Learners at the Secondary Level, conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics on behalf of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This research project consisted of a national survey of secondary school newcomer programs and case studies of 10 of these programs, selected for their exemplary practices. The project goals were to:
* Identify exemplary programs for newcomer English language learners in middle and high school,
* Better understand the multiple approaches that programs use to support students’ academic achievement and strengthen their educational and economic opportunities and civic integration, and
* Disseminate findings on effective practices and policies.