2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

Speaker Biography

ALISON BAILEY (Ed.D., Harvard University, 1995) is Associate Professor in the Psychological Studies in Education Program of the Department of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, in addition to being a faculty associate researcher for the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST). A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Bailey’s research focuses primarily on language and literacy development, English language development in second language learners, and language assessment. At CRESST, her work focuses on researching the empirical basis of academic language for assessment, curriculum and teacher professional development. Dr. Bailey serves on the advisory boards of numerous states and commercial publishers developing language and literacy assessments for English language learners. Dr. Bailey is co-author of the new IPT assessment of English language development at the pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten levels (Ballard and Tighe Publishers, 2005), editor and contributing author to The Language Demands of School: Putting Academic English to the Test (Yale Press, 2007), co-author (with H. Margaret Heritage) of Formative Assessment for Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Academic Language Proficiency Together, K-6. (Corwin/Sage Press, in press), and coeditor and contributing author (with Allyssa McCabe and Gigliana Melzi) of Spanish-Language Narration and Literacy Development (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2008).

Dr. Bailey presented Academic English: Interactions between Student and Language at the 2007 CREATE Conference.


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