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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Friday, March 31 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Educational Trajectories of EL Students in Dual Language Programs

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This presentation examines the language proficiency and reading achievement trajectories of 2201 fourth- through eighth-grade EL students who differed by English language proficiency and were enrolled in a dual language program. Results showed that: 1) students achieved average in Spanish reading achievement and at similar levels in English as their English mainstream ELL peers; 2) students in the four English language proficiency groups varied significantly in all outcome measures in English and Spanish (FEP>Advanced>Intermediate>Beginner) by upper, but not K/1 entry, grades; and 3) examining students’ trajectories shows the importance of Bilingual, not just English, proficiency at school entry and the impact of Spanish reading on English reading in grades 3 and 5-8.

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Kathryn Lindholm-Leary

Professor Emerita, CSU San José
I have worked for 30 years with two-way/dual language programs. I look at student outcomes as well as parent engagement and teacher knowledge and practices.



Friday March 31, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Marriott Room: Elite 1