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The 5 C’s
Teaching Using a Skill-Based Approach (versus a Content-Based Approach)
Why does Sra. Boreing conduct the class in Spanish?“Exposure to naturalcommunication in the target language is necessary for the subconscious processors to work well. The richer the learner’s exposure to the target language, the more rapid and comprehensive learning is likely to be.”S. Krashen
Relationship between coursework and performance on the SAT
Upper level math, science, and foreign language have the strongest correlation with SAT-M scores.
SAT-V most strongly dependent on years of FL study. Approximately 20 extra points on SAT-V per year of study beyond the first year, fewer at the bottom, most towards year V.
Results are almost the same for SAT-M. (College Board refers to it as a “nontrivial relationship”).
In the advanced FL classes, students deal with most comprehensive input and output. This might explain why Levels IV and V have the highest benefit for critical thinking, and analytical , and logical skills.
Self-selection is certainly a factor – only the most motivated students will take these advanced courses.
Same correlation is true across ethnicities and income levels.
It matters slightly what the language is: Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, French, German, Latin, Russian each create about a 10 pt. difference in both SAT-V and SAT-M scores for each language.
Students of foreign languages tend to score higher on standardized tests. Results from the SAT show that students who had studied a foreign language for 4 or more years outscored other students on the verbal and math portions of the test.
Students who completed at least four years of foreign-language study scored more than 100 points higher on each section of the SAT than students who took a half year or less.
Students who studied four or five years of a foreign language scored higher on the verbal section of the 2004 SAT than students who had studied any other subject for the same number of years.
Other studies correlate bilingual proficiency with higher scores on standardized tests and tests of both verbal and nonverbal intelligence.
Foreign language learners consistently outperform control groups in core subject areas on standardized tests.
Third-graders who had received 15 minutes of conversational French lessons daily for a year had statistically higher Stanford Achievement Test scores than their peers who had not received French instruction. (This helps diffuse the argument of “self-selection.”)
Government and Politics
They are all courses offered in the AP Program
At Bowie High School
“It’s not about trying to teach AP (Advanced Placement); it’s about coordinating our efforts to prepare more students for AP opportunities and (college) later on.
Courses SAT Class Overall Essay Work/School
Selected Scores Rank Grades Activity
“The academic intensity and quality of one’s high school curriculum (not test scores, and certainly not class rank or grade point average) counts most in preparation for bachelor’s degree completion.”
Clifford Adelman, Senior Research Analyst,
U.S. Department of Education
Answers in the Toolbox 1999
The Toolbox Revisited 2006