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The Impact of High School ESL Course-Taking On The Academic Outcomes of Mexican-American Immigrant Students

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While English language acquisition is important to the academic success of Mexican-American students, the literature on immigrant adaptation and educational outcomes suggests a negative effect of native language loss as well as placement in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. ESL programs can promote cultural tracking, thus inhibiting biculturalism and bilingualism, which have been shown to positively influence academic success. In addition, ESL programs are hypothesized to relegate students to low academic tracks, limiting important opportunities to learn. However, research also suggests that U.S. high schools provide an overall debilitating environment that subtracts resources from Mexican-American students. ESL programs may provide resources that protect against such a culturally subtractive environment. Using transcript data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study (AHAA), we perform propensity score matching to investigate the relationship between ESL placement and high school academic outcomes, including GPA and math and science course-taking, among a sample of Mexican-American immigrant students. We also investigate any moderating effects of generational status. Preliminary results suggest a positive effect of ESL on junior year GPA. Results by generational status indicate a positive effect of ESL on second generation Mexican American students and a negative effect on first generation Mexican American students.

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Mexican-American immigrant students, ESL, high school course-taking
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Wilkinson, Lindsey., Callahan, Rebecca. and Frisco, Michelle. "The Impact of High School ESL Course-Taking On The Academic Outcomes of Mexican-American Immigrant Students" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 12, 2005 <Not Available>. 2017-10-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p21898_index.html>

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Wilkinson, L. N., Callahan, R. and Frisco, M. , 2005-08-12 "The Impact of High School ESL Course-Taking On The Academic Outcomes of Mexican-American Immigrant Students" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Online <PDF>. 2017-10-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p21898_index.html

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Abstract: While English language acquisition is important to the academic success of Mexican-American students, the literature on immigrant adaptation and educational outcomes suggests a negative effect of native language loss as well as placement in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. ESL programs can promote cultural tracking, thus inhibiting biculturalism and bilingualism, which have been shown to positively influence academic success. In addition, ESL programs are hypothesized to relegate students to low academic tracks, limiting important opportunities to learn. However, research also suggests that U.S. high schools provide an overall debilitating environment that subtracts resources from Mexican-American students. ESL programs may provide resources that protect against such a culturally subtractive environment. Using transcript data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study (AHAA), we perform propensity score matching to investigate the relationship between ESL placement and high school academic outcomes, including GPA and math and science course-taking, among a sample of Mexican-American immigrant students. We also investigate any moderating effects of generational status. Preliminary results suggest a positive effect of ESL on junior year GPA. Results by generational status indicate a positive effect of ESL on second generation Mexican American students and a negative effect on first generation Mexican American students.


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