Resource: Schools supporting multilingual learners
We spoke with teachers and administrators in three New England districts with large numbers of multilingual learners about how the pandemic influenced student learning and teaching practice last year.
The Adapting and Innovating Project examined the experiences of students, teachers and administrators across New England districts during the 2020-2021 school year to better understand how they responded to COVID. The work included an Innovation Profile of the Maria Muniz Academy, the only dual language high school in Boston, as well as a blog summarizing … Continue reading Think Forward New England: New England’s Education Systems Navigate COVID-19 and Map a New Way Forward
For the last two years, a team of educators from the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) has collaborated with REL Northeast & Islands researchers on a project designed to ensure equitable access to high-quality instruction for USVI English learners. The team—composed of two administrators from the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE), two district English as … Continue reading REL Northeast & Islands Virgin Islands English Learner Project
From 2017 to 2020, REL Northeast & Islands staff worked with state and local partners in the region to learn about the policies and practices they use to identify disabilities among English learners and to provide resources to implement key policies and practices at the district, school, and classroom levels. » Learn more Project Leaders: … Continue reading REL Northeast & Islands Identifying Disabilities among English Learners
This study reports findings from a multisite cluster randomized controlled trial designed to validate and scale up an existing successful professional development program that uses a cognitive strategies approach to text-based analytical writing called Pathway to Academic Success. Multilevel models revealed significant effects on a holistic measure of an on-demand writing assessment (d = .32) … Continue reading The pathway to academic success: Scaling up a text-based analytical writing intervention for Latinos and English learners in secondary school.
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
The project adapted and studied a promising and replicable teacher professional development (PD) intervention, called Collaborative Math (CM), for use in early childhood programs. CM content focused on nine topics emphasized in preschool mathematics, including sets, number sense, counting, number operations, pattern, measurement, data analysis, spatial relationships, and shape. Through several phases of development and … Continue reading Collaborative Math: Creating Sustainable Excellence in Mathematics for Head Start Programs