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Dissecting Academic Gains for Dual-Language Students

In the 2008-09 school year, students enrolled in "two-way" dual-language programs in six North Carolina districts, on average, outscored their peers who were not enrolled in dual language on the state's reading and math tests.

Dissecting Academic Gains for Dual-Language Students

In the 2008-09 school year, students enrolled in "two-way" dual-language programs in six North Carolina districts, on average, outscored their peers who were not enrolled in dual language on the state's reading and math tests.

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Reading Scores

These four charts compare the reading scores for various groups of students in grades three, six and eight.

Math Scores

These four charts compare the math scores for various groups of students in grades three, six and eight.


Source: Wayne P. Thomas and Virginia P. Collier | Design & Visualization: Deanna Del Ciello

A version of this article appeared in the October 15, 2014 edition of Education Week