The ODE/OSU English Language Learner Partnership brings together researchers and practitioners from the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State University to improve education for ELLs in Oregon.

Supported by funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Spencer Foundation, our partnership investigates a variety of policy and practice questions about opportunities and outcomes for English language learners. Questions we have explored to date include: the time necessary for ELLs in the state to attain English proficiency, the effect of exiting ELL services on later outcomes , and whether ELL students with disabilities are disproportionately represented in special education. Findings have directly impacted state policies and practices and influenced the national dialogue about both ELL policy and researcher-practitioner partnerships.

Read about research emerging from our partnership.