The rapid growth of ELLs within the school-age population over the past few years, coupled with growing concerns about academic performance and graduation rates among ELLs, have encouraged studies and discussions examining the equity and access of ELLs, a population that was previously "invisible," as compared with students of other groups. This question of equity and access is no more evident than in the charter school. Many are asking: do ELLs have equal access to charter schools? This report examines three recent years of data from the New York State School Report Cards in order to investigate enrollment patterns of English language learners in charter schools.
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