How to Participate

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We ask that a school district representative work with us and with teachers to confirm that they are willing and able to follow the study design. This includes a lottery to determine which teachers will receive the training first. We are looking for partnering school districts that have the following characteristics:


  • Schools are willing to be chosen by lottery to teach DISE or their own program in the first and second year of participation.
  • The district and school administration has an interest in using an evidence-based curriculum that teaches oral English language to ELs.
  • Schools will deliver ELD instruction for 45 - 55 minutes daily.
  • Each school must have at least 10 EL students in grades 6-7 with limited oral English proficiency.


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