Bilingual instruction for Spanish-speaking children may be more effective

The Journal of Multilingual Education Research has published a new article using EDI data titled Ready for La Escuela: School Readiness and the Languages of Instruction in Kindergarten by Zoila Tazi. The paper uses EDI mean domain scores and percentage of children “very on track” in a New York school district to determine whether bilingual instruction for Spanish-speaking children was a more effective approach than solely English instruction.

The abstract is available to be viewed online.