- Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs:
A Guide for Administrators and Teachers by Margo Gottlieb and Diep Nguyen Administrators and teachers need valid and reliable evidence of English language learners’ language development and academic achievement, and they need to use that evidence to drive their decision making!
- Center for Multilingual Multicultural R esearch
BILINGUAL/ESL/MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION RESOURCES This is an annotated bibliography which brings together much of the research related to serving ELLs. Scroll down to view full text articles and resources.
- Claiming Opportunities: A Handbook for Improving Education for English Language Learners Through Comprehensive School Reform
View and print Handbook from The Ed. Alliance at Brown Un.(2003) Maria Coady, Edmund T. Hamann, Margaret Harrington, Maria Pacheco, Samboeun Pho, Jane YedlinClaiming Opportunities provides information, strategies, and tools that support the Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program, as presented in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The handbook is designed to help administrators in making schools more responsive and responsible for English language learners (ELLs). It presents existing research on both CSR and ELL educational reform and suggests how the two educational improvement efforts can be integrated.
- Colorín Colorado :: Research & Reports
Here you will find the latest reports and research-based recommendations on reaching, teaching, and assessing ELLs. This section may be especially useful for researchers, graduate students, policymakers, curriculum developers, and school administrators.
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- Education Week: ELLs and the Law: Statutes, Precedents
These are among the cases and laws that scholars and advocates consider landmarks in the area of the rights of language-minority and immigrant students:
- Effective Instructional Strategies for Language Minority Students
Summarizes common attributes of effective school and classroom practices identified in the National Research Council report titled Educating Language Minority Children, edited by Kenji Hakuta and Diane August.
- English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
Crandal with Stein and Nelson What kinds of knowledge and skills do mainstream teachers, English as a second language, bilingual teachers, and support staff need to implement an effective program for English language learners? Edited by Else Hamayan and Rebecca Freeman with 57 Contributors (2006)
- Registering Students From Language Backgrounds Other Than English
This report seeks to alert administrators, school staff, and database managers to variations in the naming systems of other cultures; to help these groups accommodate other cultures and identify students consistently in school databases; and to provide knowledge of other cultures' naming conventions and forms of address to assist in interacting with students and their family members.
- Restructuring Schools for Linguistic Diversity
This book by Ofelia B. Miramontes, Adel Nadeau, and Nancy L. Commins offer integration of the most current knowledge regarding English as a Second Language and bilingual instruction across the curriculum, presented with a process for incorporating them into a complete program that lies precisely within the goals and realities of schools. IRC consultants highly recommend this book to schools seeking to reform schools with the needs of ELLs and all students in mind.
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- Supporting English Language Learners:Best Practices for Adolescent ELLs
Educational Leadership, April 2009 | Volume 66 | Number 7 Supporting English Language Learners Pages 32-37 Best Practices for Adolescent ELLs Judith Rance-Roney Key questions we should be asking about serving Adolescent ELLs
- 'English language learners' succeed in St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul is using a collaborative teaching model to serve ELLs with great success!
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- A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approch for Parent Engagement
Chicago example of how low-income, non-English-speaking parents become advocates, leaders, and role models in their children’s schools.. A Cord of Three Strands by Soo Hong offers a close study of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a grassroots organization on the northwest side of Chicago, whose work on parent engagement has drawn national attention.
- About CREATE
The Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) is a National Research and Development Center funded through the National Center for Education Research (NCER), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. CREATE is a partnership of researchers from several institutions:
- Center on Instruction: English Language Learners
Research-based materials on English Language Learning, research syntheses and exemplars of best practices. Currently available are materials on the topic of Reading: Grades K-3 for English Language Learners.
- Colorín Colorado :: What the Research Says About Effective Strategies for ELL Students
This article provides a brief overview of research related to program models.
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- Consolidated Application to Serve ELL Students
Grant ApplicationThis application includes state (Transitional Bilingual Education and Transitional programs of Instruction and federal (Title III-LIPLEPS and Immigrant Education) funding resources.
- English Language Learners (Adolescent students)
Alliance for Excellent Education provides links related to the research on literacy for secondary ELLs and another for possible solutions.
- IDRA - Good School
Good School and Classrooms for Children Learning English Research by the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has identified the 25 common characteristics of successful schools that contribute to high academic performance of students learning English.
- LAB at Brown: Teaching Diverse Learners -- Policy
This Web site is devoted to exploring current language and educational policies with emphasis on how these policies can be put into practice.
- Language Assistance Planning and Self-Assessment Tool
This two-part document is intended to assist organizations that receive Federal financial assistance in their strategic planning efforts to ensure that program goals and objectives address meaningful access for all of the people they serve or encounter, including those who are limited-English proficient.
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