Reclassification is a crucial outcome for English learner (EL) students’ academic progress. Though ELs spend a large portion of their academic time with general education teachers, we know little about the role general education teachers play in developing ELs’ English language proficiency.
This report shares findings from a survey conducted with Newcomer students, defined as individuals attending schools in the United States for three years or less and who speak a language other than English at home, in Oakland Unified School District. The survey was designed to inform the work of the Newcomer Wellness Initiative, a program … Continue reading Newcomer Wellness Initiative 2019-20 Evaluation Report
This paper describes the preliminary findings from Year 1 of a 2-year efficacy study addressing the following research hypotheses: (1) compared with fourth-grade students using traditional paper-based science notebooks in business-as-usual classrooms, students in the Science Notebook for a Universal Design for Learning Environment (SNUDLE) classrooms will significantly increase their science content knowledge and motivation … Continue reading Efficacy Study of the Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment: Preliminary Findings
This report describes data collected in school year 2016–17 to learn about the use of digital learning resources in instructing EL students through a nationally representative survey of districts that enrolled EL students and a teacher survey that included mainstream teachers of EL students and EL specialists, and inlcudes six case studies to provide illustrative … Continue reading Supporting English Learners through Technology: What Districts and Teachers Say about Digital Learning Resources for English Learners Volume I: Final Report
Research on teachers integrating Language proficiency standards with content standards so lessons were rich and still accessible to English learners. View Resource Citation: Patel, D., Wei, X., Laguarda, K., Stites, R., Cheever, H., & Goetz, R. (2018). Evaluation of education connections: Supporting teachers with standards-based instruction for English learners in mainstream classrooms. SRI Education. Related Project: … Continue reading Evaluation of education connections: Supporting teachers with standards-based instruction for English learners in mainstream classrooms