North Carolina Dual Language Programs Close the Achievement Gap for ELLs

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The state of North Carolina conducted an evaluation of the Dual Language Programs in their schools districts. The results are more evidence that there are ways to help ELLs succeed and close the achievement gaps among our children. Equal opportunity! Please link to the following report

http://esl.ncwiseowl.org/resources/dual_language/
Below are the main points:
Dual language instruction is favored across all groups and situations.
Effect sizes are consistent with other large-scale research studies.
1. Dual language programs appear to substantially raise test scores of ELLs and African American students
2. Reading and Math scores of students in two-way dual language education are higher for all students regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic, LEP or special education status.

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