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World Class Education

  1. 1. Putting the World in World-Class Education Opportunities, Challenges & Assets: English Language Learners and New Immigrants Karla Gutierrez and Delia Pompa
  2. 2. 5.1 Million… <ul><li>The English Language Learner population in U.S. schools </li></ul><ul><li>60% growth between 1996 and 2006 </li></ul>
  3. 3. One in 5 children in the U.S. are… <ul><li>Immigrants or children of immigrants </li></ul>
  4. 4. 65.1% of ELL students are … <ul><li>U.S. born </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>40% of Hispanic students are ELLs </li></ul><ul><li>90% of Hispanics under 18 are U.S. born </li></ul>
  6. 6. Between 1995 and 2005… <ul><li>These states experienced more than 200% </li></ul><ul><li>growth in the number of ELLs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AL, AR, CO, DE, GA, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IN, KY, NE, NH, NC, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SC, TN, VA </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>41 states have programs that foster bilingual literacy </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>221 Prado </li></ul><ul><li>El Paso, Texas 79907 </li></ul><ul><li>(915) 434-9200 </li></ul>
  10. 10. HISTORY <ul><li>Opened in August of 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Language Immersion Program </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-age classrooms for Kindergarten through third grade </li></ul><ul><li>Reached its goal of having grades K-8 in the year 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently the school serves a total of 750 students </li></ul>
  11. 11. CAMPUS PROFILE <ul><li>Dual Language Program </li></ul><ul><li>English/Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>80 / 10 / 10 Model </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>75%, Economically Disadvantaged </li></ul><ul><li>94.89%, Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>2.69%, White </li></ul><ul><li>.94%, African American </li></ul><ul><li>.67%, Asian Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>.81%, American Indian </li></ul>
  13. 13. OBJECTIVES OF TWO-WAY DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS <ul><li>To develop a high level of proficiency in both languages </li></ul><ul><li>To develop positive attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare students to perform at or above grade levels </li></ul><ul><li>To instill self-esteem and strong leadership skills </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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
  15. 16. <ul><li>Interested parents must attend a mandatory orientation session and complete an application of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are entered in a software program </li></ul><ul><li>88 numbers are then randomly selected and assigned to four Kindergarten classes </li></ul>STUDENT SELECTION
  16. 17. <ul><li>If there are available slots, students from grades 1-7 are selected and assessed </li></ul><ul><li>Students must score 85% or higher in the assessments in order to be admitted </li></ul><ul><li>A waiting list is maintained at every grade level </li></ul>STUDENT SELECTION
  17. 18. <ul><li>Parents are required to sign an agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment of five years </li></ul><ul><li>The agreement also includes student, teacher, parent, and administrator responsibilities </li></ul>PARENTAL AGREEMENT
  18. 19. <ul><li>Chinese, German, Japanese, and Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher developed scope and sequence </li></ul><ul><li>K-4 30 minutes daily </li></ul><ul><li>5-8 45 minutes on alternating days </li></ul>THIRD LANGUAGE INTRUCTION
  19. 21. <ul><li>TRAVEL </li></ul><ul><li>Trips alternate every two years China & Germany / Russia & Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Students are selected through an application process and a selection committee </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are provided with fundraising and payment plan opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>FESTIVALS </li></ul><ul><li>Students from each language participate in a K – 8 festival on alternating years </li></ul><ul><li>Festival activities include songs, poems, dances, and role playing using their third language </li></ul>THIRD LANGUAGE
  20. 22. <ul><li>School starts in early August </li></ul><ul><li>Third Language Trips take place during the December and March Intersession </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention classes are offered during the December and March Intersession </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Kindergarten - 6 th </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes on alternating days </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Activities include : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kung Fu (Chinese) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gymnastics (German) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karate (Japanese) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tennis (Russian) </li></ul></ul>CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  22. 24. <ul><li>Music appreciation classes are offered for students in Kindergarten through 4 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Band, Orchestra, and Folklorico classes are offered to students in 5 th through 8 th </li></ul>FINE ARTS PROGRAM
  23. 25. <ul><li>A chievement V ia I ndividual D etermination </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of the AVID Program includes : </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Note taking Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>4. Instructional Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot program for all students in grades </li></ul><ul><li>4 th – 8 th </li></ul><ul><li>Training was provided </li></ul><ul><li>to administrators </li></ul><ul><li>and grade level representatives </li></ul>
  24. 26. ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING <ul><li>All 7 th grade students are enrolled in a Pre-AP Spanish class </li></ul><ul><li>8 th graders advance to an AP Spanish class </li></ul><ul><li>100 % of 8 th grade students take the AP-Spanish Exam </li></ul><ul><li>During the 2007-2008 school year </li></ul><ul><li>85 % of our 8 th graders received college credit </li></ul>
  25. 27. TAKS SCORES <ul><li>Denotes State of Texas Student Success Initiative </li></ul>GRADE SUBJECT LANGUAGE 2008 RESULTS 3 rd <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul>Spanish (SSI) Spanish 95 % 94% 4 th Reading Math Writing Spanish Spanish Spanish 78 % 78% 95% 5 th <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul>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 <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul>English (SSI) English (SSI) English English 96 % 96 % 100 % 79 %
  26. 28. To learn more about our school’s program visit us at: [email_address]