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PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRESS REPORT MAY 25, 2010 K-12 Mandarin Program.

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1 PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRESS REPORT MAY 25, 2010 K-12 Mandarin Program

2 Federal Grant Awarded A Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) Grant was awarded to the District for three years to develop a K-12 Mandarin Chinese program. The grant established partnerships with The Stanford Research Team (SRT) from the School of Education at Stanford University The National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy at UC Berkeley The California Foreign Language Project 2 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

3 High School Progress Implemented Chinese 1 Sept 2006 Summer STARTALK program 2007 – current Parent course in Mandarin Summer 2007 Implemented Chinese 1, 2, 1 st sem Implemented Chinese 1, 2, 3, Developed AP Chinese; UC approved Full range of Chinese offerings 1-5 AP 27 students took AP test 3 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

4 High School Summary Will serve more than 250 students in Chinese 1 through Advanced Placement Curriculum standards and assessments in place Two full-time highly qualified teachers Mobile lab of laptops with Chinese software purchased for each school Full use of technology for communications and assessment Full range of programs Program sustainable with sufficient enrollments 4 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

5 Elementary Program Progress Planning program, hiring, enrolling Implemented two K-1 classes Developed M.I. assessment K-1 Implemented two K-1, one grade Mandarin curriculum standards K-3 Assessment template for K-5 Draft curriculum standards gr. 4-5 Better Chinese print and on-line pilot Planned for two K-1 and two 2-3 classes 5 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

6 Elementary Program Summary Will serve 88 students in K-3 Applications remain high (Eng = 43 for 14 seats; Mandarin = 26 for 8 seats) Retention remains at or above 90% per year Curriculum standards in place K-3; drafted 4-5 Mandarin assessment template in place K-5 Pilot of Better Chinese print and online system in place for Summer programs for students and teachers PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

7 FLAP Grant No-Cost 4 th Year Extension Approved: Carry over $120,000 to continue program development at elementary and middle school levels in Complete Mandarin Immersion curriculum standards gr. 4-6 Adapt Chinese 1 curriculum for grades 7-8 Complete Mandarin assessments for grades 3-5 Support and training for new and continuing Mandarin immersion teachers Increase technology use in immersion program 7 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

8 Mandarin Immersion Status Report will be the third year of operation of the Mandarin-English dual immersion program at Ohlone A progress report on that program will be provided in 2011 for discussion. 8 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010

9 Appreciation We thank our FLAP partners for their expertise and support during the last three years. From Stanford School of Education: Professor Amado Padilla Dr. Duarte Silva, California Foreign Lang. Proj. Ms. Xiaoqiu Xu, Graduate Assistant From National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy at Berkeley: Dr. Stella Kwoh, Executive Director Dr. Tracy Wang, Coordinator, Chinese Programs 9 PAUSD Board Report - May 25, 2010


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