Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Diane J. Tedick
Two-way Immersion (TWI) provides the most equitable educational outcomes for minority-language learners (Marian, Shook & Shroeder, 2013; Thomas & Collier, 2012). Due to the continued achievement gap between White and Latinx students in the United States (NAEP, 2019), this research study addresses how school districts and/or individual immersion sites monitor program effectiveness and fidelity of implementation to ensure equitable educational outcomes for minority-language learners. First, the characteristics of well implemented TWI programs are outlined along with effective monitoring tools for monitoring program effectiveness and fidelity of TWI implementation. Data show that TWI programs inconsistently monitor TWI implementation especially in the areas of professional development and assessment. In conclusion, the researcher identifies possible next steps for TWI administrators and practitioners to increase implementation of key characteristics of well-implemented programs aimed at improving educational outcomes for minority-language students.
Interview, Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)
Immersion Education; Program Monitoring and Assessment
Neukirch, Jessica Wallace, "Monitoring Program Effectiveness & Educational Outcomes for Minority-Language Students in Two-Way Spanish Immersion Programs" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4507.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations