District-Wide Program Differentiates Instruction for Spanish Literacy
Differentiated instruction for dual-language learners can be challenging. Blended learning that incorporates computer-adaptive assessments and instruction can be a vital resource to meet these students’ needs.
Intervention strategies that help understand students’ performance can drive classroom instruction while building on previous knowledge.
The two-way immersion program at the School District of Palm Beach County is serving both Spanish-speaking students who are learning English for the first time as well as English-speaking students working to become fluent in Spanish.
“Our number one goal is that students will become fully bilingual and biliterate,” said Lisa Capra, Palm Beach County’s dual-language specialist, “developing high levels of academic proficiency in their first and second language, and ensuring positive cross-cultural attitudes.”
Istation Espanol delivers data from formative assessments and computer-adaptive lessons in real-time reports to quickly and effectively drive intervention and instruction.
When Capra and her team in Florida discovered Istation Español for their students, they found a tool that could tell teachers exactly what students knew in their first language. Differentiation in the classroom became easy after that.
During an educational webinar covering technology for dual-language instruction, Capra explains how the district implemented a computer-based program at over 18 dual-language schools. Read the full article here and see how one of the nation’s largest districts met the needs of over 194,300 students who speak 154 languages and dialects.
By following the example of the School District of Palm Beach County, you can get started using Istation Español in your schools. Contact us today to get started with a free demonstration!