Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions for the
Spanish Immersion Program. Please check back as we will continue to add to this list.
- How does the recommendation to move to a self-contained class resolve some of the challenges presented?
- The self-contained model may alleviate concerns at the early grades and even be better for some students, but why can’t there be two self-contained classrooms?
- Have you looked at other models? What are their findings? What do the developers of those models provide as a way of guidance?
- Why don’t we move to a 90/10 model that other districts are using?
- Was the reason for the recommendation based on the academic data shown? The data does not support that our students in SI or traditional or performing poorly.
- Why was there a decision to add Spanish literacy?
- If students are performing well, why is administration focused on whether the planned delineation of minutes is delivered with fidelity?
- Given the time constraints, why are we providing math instruction in Spanish?
- Why do you think a single group of kids being together for 6 years is healthy?
- How can students receiving special education services be better supported in Spanish Immersion? Why are we not supporting them?
- Why did you choose MAP scores and not STAAR scores to evaluate students?