Second in a series exploring English learner equity in California schools, a new report from The Education Trust—West highlights how students learning English are faring in math classrooms across the state. Unlocking Learning II: Math as a Lever for English Learner Equity provides real-world examples of schools and districts closing gaps for California’s English learners.

The report outlines four research-supported promising practices:

  • Honoring students’ backgrounds,
  • Providing access to rigorous courses,
  • Integrating English language development, and
  • Professional learning for teachers.

Based on an in-depth analysis of what has worked well in high-performing schools, Unlocking Learning II offers specific practice and policy recommendations at the school, district, and state level for how to best integrate math education with English language development and unlock the potential of California’s English learners.