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  • Putting the World in World-Class Education Opportunities, Challenges & Assets: English Language Learners and New Immigrants Karla Gutierrez and Delia Pompa
  • 5.1 Million…
    • The English Language Learner population in U.S. schools
    • 60% growth between 1996 and 2006
  • One in 5 children in the U.S. are…
    • Immigrants or children of immigrants
  • 65.1% of ELL students are …
    • U.S. born
    • 40% of Hispanic students are ELLs
    • 90% of Hispanics under 18 are U.S. born
  • Between 1995 and 2005…
    • These states experienced more than 200%
    • growth in the number of ELLs:
      • AL, AR, CO, DE, GA,
      • IN, KY, NE, NH, NC,
      • SC, TN, VA
    • 41 states have programs that foster bilingual literacy
  • ALICIA R. CHACON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
    • 221 Prado
    • El Paso, Texas 79907
    • (915) 434-9200
  • HISTORY
    • Opened in August of 1995
    • Dual Language Immersion Program
    • Multi-age classrooms for Kindergarten through third grade
    • Reached its goal of having grades K-8 in the year 2000
    • Currently the school serves a total of 750 students
  • CAMPUS PROFILE
    • Dual Language Program
    • English/Spanish
    • 80 / 10 / 10 Model
    • 75%, Economically Disadvantaged
    • 94.89%, Hispanic
    • 2.69%, White
    • .94%, African American
    • .67%, Asian Pacific
    • .81%, American Indian
  • OBJECTIVES OF TWO-WAY DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
    • To develop a high level of proficiency in both languages
    • To develop positive attitudes
    • To prepare students to perform at or above grade levels
    • To instill self-esteem and strong leadership skills
  • Language of Instruction Grade Spanish English K - 2 Reading/Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies Science 3 - 4 Reading/Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies Science and Reading 5 - 6 Reading/ Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies Reading/ Language Arts and Science 7 - 8 Pre AP & AP Spanish Reading /Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science
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    • Interested parents must attend a mandatory orientation session and complete an application of interest
    • Applications are entered in a software program
    • 88 numbers are then randomly selected and assigned to four Kindergarten classes
    STUDENT SELECTION
    • If there are available slots, students from grades 1-7 are selected and assessed
    • Students must score 85% or higher in the assessments in order to be admitted
    • A waiting list is maintained at every grade level
    STUDENT SELECTION
    • Parents are required to sign an agreement
    • Commitment of five years
    • The agreement also includes student, teacher, parent, and administrator responsibilities
    PARENTAL AGREEMENT
    • Chinese, German, Japanese, and Russian
    • Teacher developed scope and sequence
    • K-4 30 minutes daily
    • 5-8 45 minutes on alternating days
    THIRD LANGUAGE INTRUCTION
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    • TRAVEL
    • Trips alternate every two years China & Germany / Russia & Japan
    • Students are selected through an application process and a selection committee
    • Parents are provided with fundraising and payment plan opportunities
    • FESTIVALS
    • Students from each language participate in a K – 8 festival on alternating years
    • Festival activities include songs, poems, dances, and role playing using their third language
    THIRD LANGUAGE
    • School starts in early August
    • Third Language Trips take place during the December and March Intersession
    • Intervention classes are offered during the December and March Intersession
    • Kindergarten - 6 th
    • 30 minutes on alternating days
    • Cultural Activities include :
      • Kung Fu (Chinese)
      • Gymnastics (German)
      • Karate (Japanese)
      • Tennis (Russian)
    CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    • Music appreciation classes are offered for students in Kindergarten through 4 th grade
    • Band, Orchestra, and Folklorico classes are offered to students in 5 th through 8 th
    FINE ARTS PROGRAM
    • A chievement V ia I ndividual D etermination
    • The focus of the AVID Program includes :
    • Organizational Skills
    • Study Skills
    • Note taking Strategies
    • 4. Instructional Strategies
    • Pilot program for all students in grades
    • 4 th – 8 th
    • Training was provided
    • to administrators
    • and grade level representatives
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING
    • All 7 th grade students are enrolled in a Pre-AP Spanish class
    • 8 th graders advance to an AP Spanish class
    • 100 % of 8 th grade students take the AP-Spanish Exam
    • During the 2007-2008 school year
    • 85 % of our 8 th graders received college credit
  • TAKS SCORES
    • Denotes State of Texas Student Success Initiative
    GRADE SUBJECT LANGUAGE 2008 RESULTS 3 rd
    • Reading
    • Math
    Spanish (SSI) Spanish 95 % 94% 4 th Reading Math Writing Spanish Spanish Spanish 78 % 78% 95% 5 th
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Science
    English (SSI) English (SSI) English 84 % 88 % 73 % 6 th Reading Math English English 96 % 96 % 7 th Reading Math Writing English English English 90 % 90 % 97 % 8 th
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Social Studies
    • Science
    English (SSI) English (SSI) English English 96 % 96 % 100 % 79 %
  • To learn more about our school’s program visit us at: www.yisd.net [email_address]