Abt Associates, in partnership with Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, New Mexico Public Education Department, and Elizabeth Howard of the University of Connecticut, are pleased to announce the New Mexico Charter Schools Study: Findings Report.

The New Mexico Charter School Study: Findings Report collates the results of Abt’s evaluation of numerous charter schools in the state, several of which employ a whole-school dual language model. The study also created multiple logic models for use by practioners, policymakers, and researchers, and led to ideas for making enrollment in charter schools more equitable.

Among the findings: the most rigorous analysis, a lottery study, found no statistically significant impacts on measured students academic outcomes for elementary-aged students. However, the less rigorous analysis—a quasi-experimental study had mixed results, suggesting high school charters increased college enrollment and elementary charters reduced mathematics achievement.

For questions regarding the study, contact Eric Tischler at For questions regarding the Logic Model which was produced during the study and referred to in the document, contact Michael Rodríguez at

Read the Report
Read the Technical Appendix

Summer 2021 Soleado is here!

Soleado: Promising Practices from the Field—In this issue you will find a helpful cover article from a teacher in Virginia that explains how she gets her students to speak more in Spanish; partner articles from the professors at University of New Mexico who have begun the very successful Diné Language Teacher Institute and the impact it has had on one very dynamic teacher in Arizona; DLeNM’s Lisa Meyer’s great article, written in collaboration with Washington Middle’s math teachers, on accessing and using student feedback, and Trisha Moquino of Keres Children’s Learning Center, along with DLeNM’s Director of Heritage Language, Azul Cortés on the upcoming document: Indigenous Dual Language Education—A Journey and Some Considerations. Check it out!!

The National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards

DLeNM is proud to announce the National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) has received full acceptance status from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The NDLETPS (@2018) were co-authored by Drs. Michael D. Guerrero (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley) and Joan R. Lachance (University of North Carolina at Charlotte).