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American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2011 Annual Meeting

April 8 – 12, 2011
New Orleans, LA

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Policy in Practice: The Implementation of Structured English Immersion in Arizona
This study examines the implementation and organization of the state mandated curriculum in the 4-hour SEI block in 18 K-12 classrooms in 5 different districts. Read the full abstract at the AERA website.

Panelists include Terry Wiley
2:15 – 3:45 pm
Sheraton – Grand Chenier


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sociocultural Consequences of Policy in Practice for Language Minority Students in Arizona
This study investigated Arizona’s state mandated four-hour English language development (ELD) model of Structured English Immersion (SEI). Key findings of this study will be presented. Read the full abstract at the AERA website.

Panelists include Terry Wiley
4:05 - 6:05 pm
New Orleans Marriott – La Galerie 5


Monday, April 11, 2011

Dynamic and Interactive Assessments Provide Comprehensible Input and Productive Tools for English Language Learners
This presentation will explain and illustrate how computer-based innovative test tasks are designed in a multi-semiotic environment to effectively and comprehensibly convey meaning to students, especially English language learners (ELLs), students with learning disabilities (LDs) and non-identified native English speaking poor readers, and give them the tools they need to express complex thinking in mathematics and science. With text playing a peripheral rather than primary role, multi-semiotic representations of context, content, and task demand are combined with innovative student response mechanisms to engage cognitive schemas.

Presenters include David Gabel
2:15 - 3:45 pm
New Orleans Marriott - Mardi Gras Salon B


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Policy in Practice: An Interpretive Policy Analysis of Arizona’s Structured English Immersion (SEI)
This paper addresses the implementation of Arizona’s Structured English Immersion (SEI) program by providing an interpretive policy analysis (Yanow, 1999) of key legal decisions, Arizona statutes, policy documents, curricular guides and other artifacts that were developed related to the implementation of Proposition 203. Read the full abstract at the AERA website.

Panelists include Terry Wiley
8:15 – 9:45 am
Sheraton – Grand Ballroom A

Designing Dynamic and Interactive Assessments for English Learners That Directly Measure Targeted Science Constructs
This presentation will summarize how computer-based innovative item types are used to directly measure complex science constructs, especially for ELLs, students with learning disabilities and non-identified native English speaking poor readers. Evidence centered design principles are used to develop tasks that reflect effective methods of conveying meaning, and use innovative computer-based item types and simulations to directly assess challenging science and math constructs. The presentation will show selected interactive and dynamic items from ongoing projects to explain how direct evidence is provided of students’ ability to observe, reason abstractly, design experiments, and analyze and draw conclusions from experimental data.

Presenters include David Gabel, Cathy Cameron
12:25- 1:55 pm
New Orleans Marriott - La Galerie 5

 

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