10-second review: “While over 70% of ELLs [English Language Learners, i.e., students whose native language is not English] are located in five states (CA, TX, NY, FL, IL), many states in the southwest and Appalachia (AL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA), the middle of the country (AK, CO, IN, NE [Nebraska]), and New England (NH) have experienced growth rates of over 200% between 1995 and 2005.” p. 696.
Title: “Ensuring Accommodations Used in Content Assessment Are Responsive to English Language Learners.” LS Willner, C Rivera, BD Acosta. Reading Teacher (May 2009), 696-698.
Comment: Statistics worth noting. RayS.