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Bilingual Program Design

Dual language in NEISD in an enriched, additive, bilingual educational model.
Two-way classes ideally will be comprised of one-half native Spanish speakers and one- half native English speaker.
The one-way classes will be comprised of all native Spanish speakers.
The native language and culture of each student is valued and treated equitably and therefore promotes positive self-esteem and leads to academic success.
Research strongly suggests students perform at or above grade level on standardized assessments and develop high levels of proficiency of both languages.


Framework Design

In the 90/10 model, students receive the majority of their instruction in Spanish in the primary grades.
As students move up grade levels, the use of English increases gradually each year.
The language distribution percentages per grade level are the following:


About the Dual Language Program Model

The dual language program model is designed in accordance to Chapter 89 Commissioner’s rules.
Potential English language learner students are identified by mandated state assessments.
Dual language is a research based program model that continues to grow popularity across the nation.
It is a form of bilingual education which promotes bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism among its participants.

North East Independent School District currently has 16 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 1 high school that offer the dual language program model. All NEISD students have the opportunity to participate in the program by attending the assigned bilingual school in their cluster. Transportation is provided for all participating students.