Ten AISD elementary campuses implemented one-way and two-way dual language pilot programs in the 2010–2011 year. What were parent and staff’s perception of its implementation? Did students advance in second language proficiency? Find out more.
Although more than a third of tested pre-K students (37%) entered AISD one standard deviation below the national average in receptive vocabulary, the AISD pre-K program accelerated these students’ growth by nearly twice the national average.
Twenty-nine percent of 2010-2011 AISD students were English language learners (ELLs). The majority of ELLs (62%) made progress in English proficiency and they showed overall improvement in most TAKS content areas for most grades.
Spanish ELLs’ 6th‐grade TAKS reading passing rates declined from 2008 to 2011, possibly due to the increased number of Spanish ELLs who exited language programs prior to 6th grade and increasing state academic achievement standards in Spring 2010.