July 14, 2012

American Councils and The RAND Corporation Investigate Effects of Dual-Language Immersion on Student Achievement

From http://www.americancouncils.org/news/gu/American_Councils_and_the_RAND_Corporation_Will_Investigate_Effects_of_DualLanguage_Immersion_on_Student_Achievement

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the award of a new, three-year research grant from the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. In partnership with the RAND Corporation and Portland Public Schools, American Councils launched a study on July 2, 2012, entitled “The Effect of Dual-Language Immersion on Student Achievement in the Portland Public Schools,” that will examine the effect of dual-language immersion on student achievement in English language arts, mathematics, and science. The link between foreign language study and educational performance in other K-12 subject areas is a matter of concern for educational policymakers and educators in many countries.

American Councils will collaborate with RAND, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis, on project design and implementation. American Councils will also be responsible for assisting in establishing metrics for student achievement in science, technology and related fields at the elementary and secondary school level, as well as metrics for second-language acquisition within the context of a dual-language immersion K-12 program.

Read the full announcement at http://www.americancouncils.org/news/gu/American_Councils_and_the_RAND_Corporation_Will_Investigate_Effects_of_DualLanguage_Immersion_on_Student_Achievement

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