WESTED Reclass Meta: Exploring Trends and Heterogeneity in the Timing and Effects of English Learner Reclassification: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Education Research and Development Centers , English language learners research, subcontract with WESTED, R305A200201
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The purpose of this project is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of English learner (EL) reclassification studies. Reclassification refers to the determination that an EL student is English proficient and is ready to exit EL classification. The goal of this project is to advance the field's understanding of two critical topics around EL reclassification: (1) timing to reclassification and (2) effects of reclassification on student learning outcomes. By synthesizing and summarizing findings about these outcomes—including moderators, patterns, similarities, and differences across settings—the researchers will provide a summary of what we, as a field, know so far about how to study, evaluate, design, and revise reclassification standards for EL students.