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Minnesota Mandarin immersion students test scores above average

September 13, 2013

Immersion programs see interest skyrocket in St. Cloud schools

Challenge: How to assess progress

 Sep. 12, 2013 9:12 PM   |
Teacher Feng Dong leads second-grade students through a lesson at Madison Elementary School on Tuesday.

Teacher Feng Dong leads second-grade students through a lesson at Madison Elementary School on Tuesday. / Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

Written by
Danielle Cintron

Schools are continuously measuring student progress to identify improvement areas, but for students in an immersion language program, the tests need to gauge comprehension of the second language as well as the subject matter.

The St. Cloud school district has offered Spanish and Chinese immersion programs since 2007 and has seen tremendous success from the programs academically and in enrollment. In the first year, Chinese immersion had 17 students, and there were 15 in the Spanish program.

Last year, there were 141 Chinese immersion students and 256 students in Spanish

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