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As an educator in the field of English Language Development, I have chosen to explore the experience of four participants that have exited their ELL program within the last 1 - 2 years in Lincoln Public Schools. I wanted to capture the first-hand experience of secondary students by exploring where they are finding successes since being formally considered proficient in English and where they are struggling. I interviewed these students and explored their academic world as well as the social world within the school setting. At the conclusion of the study, I found that students are academically achieving success in the area of English Language Arts, while struggling in the area of mathematics. Students also are finding success socially. In the conclusion of this study, I will recommend ways to support mathematics for students as well as ways to combat segregation in the school.
Advisor: Jenelle Reeves