Arkansas Better Chance, ABC program, Pre-K, public schools, state funded, english language learners
Students with limited English proficiency face a number of educational challenges, and there are dramatic achievement gaps between these students and their English proficient peers. This brief describes the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade outcomes of English Language Learner (ELL) students who attend Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) pre-Kindergarten, a state-funded program that is free to income-eligible families. Results indicate that ABC has the potential to improve academic outcomes for ELL students in Arkansas.
McKenzie, S., McGee, J., Jordan, E., & Reid, C. A. (2021). Investigating Outcomes for English Language Learners in Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) Pre-K. Policy Briefs. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/oepbrief/156