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.

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