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ERIC Number: ED534452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-2155-7993
Spanish as a Second Language for Elementary Students: A Study of Participation on Literacy Benchmark Scores
Blackford, Kelli; Olmstead, Gwen; Stegman, Charles
Online Submission, Journal of Modern Education Review v2 n2 p77-89 Feb 2012
Student achievement in literacy and mathematics for students involved in a Spanish language program at a large and diverse school district in Arkansas, were compared to peers' scores who did not participate in the program. The program was implemented to enroll native English speaking students in a Spanish enrichment program (SEP) with the intent of improving their literacy Benchmark scores. The study used t-tests to examine the differences in participants and non-participants and an analysis of variance (ANOVA) to compare the differences in scores based on years of participation in the program. Students participating in the SEP consistently had higher scores on the literacy portion of the state benchmark examination. Review of the results of a Spanish language assessment also supports that students improved in Spanish language content knowledge from fall assessment to spring assessment. Appended to this document are the following (1) SEP Spanish Knowledge Assessment; and (2) ANOVA Tables. (Contains 9 tables and 6 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas