ERIC Number: ED339235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Review of the Fifth Year of the Partial Immersion Program at Key Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia.
Rhodes, Nancy C.; Barfield, Susan C.
The fifth year of the partial immersion program in grades 1-5 at Key Elementary School (Arlington, Virginia), where half the day is taught in English and half in Spanish, is reported. The annual review, which included classroom observations, student and teacher interviews, student assessment, and parent and staff interviews, revealed a highly successful educational program for grades 1-5. Some of the reasons for the program's continued success are: the dedication of the principal, teachers, and staff; the innovations in both the English and Spanish portions of the day, especially in the approaches to reading and writing; the active involvement of parents; and continued support for the program from the central office. Test results have shown that the students in the partial immersion program have progressed in academic areas as well as or better than other students at their grade level, and that their English and Spanish skills continue to improve. Appended are a conference program, newsletter article, congratulatory letter from the Department of Education, letter to parents about writing assessment results, and the Rubric for Assessment of Writing. (LB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Immersion Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Kindergarten, Language Skills, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Science Fairs, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.