In 2019, the Arizona State Board of Education was charged with developing and adopting research-based models of Structured English Immersion (SEI) to be used in school districts and charter schools in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S) §15-756.01 requires that the SEI Models include a minimum of 120 minutes per day of English Language Development (ELD) for grades K- 5, and a minimum of 100 minutes of ELD per day for grades 6-12. Approved models adhere to the following criteria:
- Provide coherent instruction aligned with Arizona's English Language Proficiency Standards and Performance Indicators.
- Include oral and written language instruction, including structured opportunities to develop verbal and written skills and comprehension strategies.
- Include access to complex language content through grade-level texts and materials with appropriate supports.
- Include parental engagement strategies.
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