Second Language Classes Fall Short

, Posted: Tue, October 2 2012 at 6:10 PM, Updated: Tue, October 2 2012 at 6:25 PM

A report released by the Oregon Department of Education shows students who study English as a second language are not getting through the system.

The number of Oregon's ELL (English Language Learners) didn't meet the states benchmark of 57% but came close around 50.2%. Still not enough and graduation rates have made little to no progress over the years. That has prompted state to reexamine their goals. Of the 2,000 students learning English as a second language in Jackson County only 350 made it through all five target goals needed to take the assessment test, proving them as proficient.

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