Study: Students in immersion classes do better

A study by the Arizona Department of Education found second- through eighth-grade students in an English immersion program outperformed students in bilingual classes in reading, language and math across every grade. Stanford 9 tests given during the 2002-03 school year revealed that by eighth grade, the students in the immersion program were at least one year ahead of their bilingually educated peers in every subject.

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