FLES Statistics in Louisiana

a Dissertation by Carolyn Taylor-Ward

Louisiana State University Study

Carolyn Taylor-Ward published her dissertation, "The Relationship Between Elementary School Foreign Language Study in Grades 3-5 and Academic Achievement on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Fouth-Grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st century (LEAP 21) Test" in 2003.
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The Difference is Clear

Foreign language students outperformed non-foreign language students in every subset of the LEAP 21. This is just one of hundreds of studies that prove the importance of foreign language education at the elementary level.