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Examining the Effectiveness of English Language Improvement Curriculum Materials on the English Proficiency of Students

Lina Lafta Jassim

College of Art, University of Thi-Qar, Iraq.

*Corresponding author: Lina Lafta Jassim

Published: November 9,2020


This study aims to examine the effectiveness of materials in Texas. Using local linear matching, we find that schools that do not purchase any ELI curricula have significantly lower English language proficiency scores relative to schools that purchase state-adopted ELI materials. These results are robust across various matching models—inverse probability weights with regression adjustment, kernel matching, and nearest neighbor matching—and a comparative interrupted time series design. There is no major difference between schools adopt the two most common English language development curricula—Rigby On Our Way to English and National Geographic Reach. This study suggests that emergent bilinguals (EBs) who attend schools that have instructional materials that explicitly foreground English language proficiency standards outperform those in schools that do not have such materials.


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Examining the Effectiveness of English Language Improvement Curriculum Materials on the English Proficiency of Students

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