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2014 Dual Immersion County Maps

The MELL project has created the following county maps to help illustrate the distribution of Dual Language programs in the state. The data for these maps were collected from the Dual Language Survey, conducted in spring 2014 by Marta Burnet in the College of Education in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

A Dual Immersion or Dual Language program is an instructional model that provides content-based instruction to students in two languages where the goal is for the students, over a number of years of participation in the program, to become proficient and literate in both languages, while also meeting high academic standards in all subject areas. Other terminology that is commonly used for one of the variations of this type of program model is Dual Language, Two-way Dual Language, One-way Dual Language, Partial Immersion, Full Immersion, etc. Typically, programs begin at kindergarten or 1st grade and continue through elementary school, and, if possible, into middle and high school.
Definition from: http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/DualImmersion.aspx (accessed 8/11/2014)


According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 16 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language program with an additional 2 counties planning to start a program in the next 2 years (2012: 14 Yes, 2 planning | Added Yes: Pacific, Stevens, Ferry; Added Planning: Cowlitz, Spokane; Dropped from Planning: Whatcom)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 12 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language continuation program in middle school (2012: 9 Yes | Added Yes: Ferry, Snohomish, Kitsap)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 5 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language continuation program in high school and 1 reported planning a program (2012: 3 Yes, 4 Planning | Added: Ferry, Snohomish | Dropped from Planning: Clark, Kitsap, Mason)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 13 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language in Spanish and 2 reported planning a program (2012: 13 Yes, 1 Planning | Added to Yes: Adams | Dropped from Yes: Lewis | Added to Planning: Cowlitz, Spokane)





Counties with Dual Immersion Programs in Spring 2014 – Japanese (No changes since 2012)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 3 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language in Chinese (2012: 2 Yes, 1 Planning |Added to Yes: Pacific)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 1 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language in Russian (2012: 0 Yes, 1 Planning | Added: Stevens)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 1 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language in Vietnamese (2012: 0 Yes, 1 Planning | Added: King)





According to the spring 2014 Dual Language Survey, districts in 1 out of 39 counties reported having a dual language in Salish (2012: 0 Yes | Added: Ferry)






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