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ABSTRACT ACTFL is currently studying successful language programs in schools throughout the nation. This project, supported by the Department of Education, involves the identification, description, and analysis of fifty exemplary programs in American secondary schools. Selection criteria include size of student enrollment, rate of completion of course sequences, and degree of proficiency achieved by the students. In choosing programs we shall focus primarily on those whose successful features can be adopted in part or in toto by other schools.

Profiles of these exemplary programs will be published later this year in a sourcebook provisionally titled Prescriptions for Success. We offer as a preview of the sourcebook the following brief description of the language program in the Edison (New Jersey) Public Schools.