A survey of 724 families of students at eight dual language schools in the southwest United States that focused on parents' satisfaction with their child's academic skills and with program characteristics is reported. Results are explored for parental language, parental education level, program model type, grade level of the child, and years the child has been in the program. Parents surveyed were highly and uniformly satisfied with their child's skills and with the program. Parents' involvement with specific skills at home related to their satisfaction with those skills. A few areas of concern with the children's skills and with the program were mentioned: language and literacy development, math skills, home-school communication, and academic challenge. While it is possible that less satisfied parents did not participate in the study, the strength and uniformity of parent satisfaction here is remarkable, particularly when demonstrated across diverse families.
Family and Community Involvement
Dual Language Programs