This report summarizes the Dual Language Training Institute October 2012 observations of implementing dual language classrooms in schools across the district.
Staff's top three suggested priorities for the Dual Language (DL) program in 2013-2014 were: professional development opportunities, program alignment, and increased availability of materials and resources. Read more about DL staff suggestions here.
In 2012-2013, AISD pre-K students demonstrated growth in receptive vocabulary on a nationally-normed test. Students enrolled in multiple programs showed greater growth in receptive vocabulary in their native language than did other pre-K students.
This report describes English language learners who were more likely to exit the language program within 5 years of 1st-grade enrollment. A summary of student academic performance associated with successful exit and long-term ELL status is provided.
Results from a January 2013 phone survey indicated that 5 out of 6 parents who responded believed AISD's dual language program was effectively helping their student learn a second language. Learn more about the dual language parent survey by reading the full report.
On average, AISD pre-K students scored below the national average range on a test for receptive vocabulary ability. English language learners (ELLs) scored lower, on average, than did non-ELLs. Read more about pre-K students' Fall 2012 performance by vertical team.