A report by the nonprofit Advocates for Children of New York found that English language learners were underrepresented in New York City CTE programs. At-risk students who complete these programs have a higher chance of graduating. For the 2016-17 school year, the report found:
ELLs made up about 9 percent of the students at the 117 high schools that offered CTE. They accounted for 12 percent of students at other high schools.
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About 5 percent of all CTE students were ELLs. ELLs make up about 10 percent of all New York City students.
Just 2 percent of students who completed most of all CTE programs were ELLs.