Establishing Equity: Aligning Dual Language Bilingual Education to HB3 Sec. 11.185 Texas Early Childhood Literacy & Mathematics Proficiency Plans

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2021

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Núñez-Porras, Patricia
Hernández, Julia

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Texas Education Review

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This policy brief provides recommendations that address dual language bilingual education and House Bill 3 (HB3) Texas Early Childhood Literacy & Mathematics Proficiency Plans requirement. How can the HB3 Texas Early Childhood Literacy & Mathematics Proficiency Plan requirement set appropriate reading goals for dual language students designated as English Learners? These recommendations are attentive to the unique trajectory of developing literacy in two languages (biliteracy) and accurately report a students’ biliteracy growth. Adopting the stated recommendations will ensure valid measures of students’ literacies, establish an accountability system and drive an accurate appropriation of funds to support robust dual language bilingual education implementation.

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