Many Languages, One Future is a first ever report from A+ that digs into emerging multilingual students—students who speak a language other than English and are learning English through targeted services in public schools. These students make up a growing number of Colorado’s schools. As a state, we invest over $56 million annually in supporting these students, yet relatively little is known about which systems are best serving them.
This report provides a snapshot of how emerging multilingual students are performing in Colorado districts and schools. In assessing the state of emerging multilingual students in Colorado, two key questions emerge. First, how well are Colorado’s emerging multilingual students gaining English language skills? Second, how well are Colorado’s emerging multilingual students mastering grade-level academic content?