Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Translate this: Immig kids’ test scores soar

Tutoring and prep work from teachers has helped this school get higher grades this year.   - - Donna Poisl


Students at a Bronx high school for new immigrants may struggle with learning English — but they can suddenly spell success.

The International School for Liberal Arts boosted its passing rates on the English Regents exam from a dismal 34 percent in 2011 to a stunning 87 percent last year — a difference of 53 points.

Despite serving nearly a full roster of Spanish-speaking transplants, the school bested the average citywide pass rate on the English exam — 73 percent — by a full 14 percentage points.
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