The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine specific characteristics of English learner programs in a rural areas in order to determine possible factors that promoted higher English language proficiency growth for English learners. The subjects in this study were English learner teachers and administrators from five micropolitan school districts in a rural Midwestern state. The school districts in this study were identified and recruited based on two specific criteria: a mircopolitan community and a student population of English language learners. The study utilized both survey and archival data. The survey was administered to all EL teachers and administrators in the five micropolitan districts. However, while the full archival data set was not released by the State Department of Education, a few observations were still made regarding the results of the study. Ultimately, the data indicated that when EL teachers and administrators have a similar understanding of their EL program, their English learner students benefit and score higher language proficiency growth scores.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Huseby, S. (2018). Effective Characteristics of Rural English Learner Programs [Doctoral dissertation, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/767/
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