California may begin collecting data on long-term English-language learners. The California General Assembly passed the measure with bi-partisan support and Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 28 to sign it into law. A study two years ago found that 59% of secondary ELL students had been attending U.S. schools for more than six years, made no progress in improving their English proficiency in the previous two years and performed poorly on the state's English language arts assessment.
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