Here?s how students are selected for bilingual education programs in Tucson Unified School District. The following questions are posed to parents on student registration forms:
- What is the first language the student learned to speak?
- What is the language spoken most often by the student?
- What is the language most often spoken in the student?s home, regardless of that the student speaks?
If a parent answers “Spanish” to any question, the district tests the child for English proficiency. Results determine whether the child is placed in a bilingual education program.