The ability to speak more than one language is a valuable asset, and one that should be recognized as such.
Linguistically diverse students require ample opportunities to understand, speak, read, and write English to realize their full potential within the context of schooling and the greater dominant English speaking society.
The most successful programs are those that develop a positive self-concept in each student, while they continue to develop their English proficiency.
Teachers have high expectations of all students, regardless of the student's background or academic preparation.
Teachers value students’ linguistic and cultural background and assist them in their transition to school and district norms.
Students in heterogeneous groupings learn from each other as well as from the teacher.
Students must have access to multiple pathways through which they can experience success and teachers have the responsibility of ensuring they are awarded those opportunities.
Family Resources / Recursos Educativos para las Familias
Frequently Asked Questions | Preguntas frecuentes
WIDA Standards, ACCESS and Parents Videos | WIDA Estándares del desarrollo del lenguaje, ACCESS y presentaciones para padres