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Standardized Testing

George Mason University professors Thomas and Collier recently published the results of their longitudinal research in dual language urban school in North Carolina.  In their book Dual Language Education for a Transformed World they state “When comparing Dual Language (DL) classrooms to […] mainstream English classrooms:

In their book Languages and Children – Making the Match researchers Curtain and Dahlberg state “Children of color, children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and English Language Learners make the greatest proportionate achievement gains from foreign language study. Early foreign language study is less dependent on previous verbal learning than most other elements of the elementary school curriculum and this allows some students to succeed who have otherwise experienced repeated failure in school.”

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