Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chinese and Other Immigrant Kids

In data just released by the City of Seattle, children in various types of preschool programs were tested on English language vocabulary. Children who score lower than 85 points in this test are known to have more difficulty learning to read and to write in the future.

Not surprisingly, native English speaking kids scored highest, averaging 99 points.


More interesting is that Asian kids scored lower than immigrant children from Africa (but still slightly higher than Spanish speaking kids), further dispelling the myth of the Model Minority.

This further demonstrates the need and importance of CISC's bilingual Step Ahead preschool program - helping to prepare our children to be ready to succeed in school!

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