English language learners (ELL) represented 2 percent of all graduates in 2009. ELL graduates earned, on average, fewer credits overall and fewer credits in core academic courses than non-ELL graduates.
ELL graduates earned, on average, more credits in other academic courses than non-ELL graduates.
Average credits earned by English language learner status and course type: 2009
|English language learners
||Non-English language learners
|Total credits earned
||Total credits earned
* Significantly different (p<.05) from non-English language learners.
NOTE: Details may not sum to total because of rounding. Core academic courses are English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Other academic courses are fine arts, foreign languages, and computer-related studies. Other courses include courses such as vocational education, personal health, and physical education.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2009.