Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence

Project Descriptions

Assessment

Assessment of Language-Minority Students
Lorrie Ann Shepard, University of Colorado, Boulder and CRESST

This project brought together experts in language acquisition, content teaching in bilingual classrooms, and assessment to frame and commence a research agenda for the assessment of language minority students. This collaborative effort provided a new national agenda and impetus for reform in student evaluation and assessment.

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Socioculturally-Based Alternative Assessment of Cognitive Competence for Schooling
Sybil Rose Kline, University of California, Santa Cruz and CRESST

This project explored current assessment practices in the field of bilingual special education and investigated some possible alternatives to existing practices. Project activities included 1) a literature review and survey of practitioners, 2) research and development of alternative assessment instruments for cognitive, literacy, and language development, and 3) recommendations for a coordinated bilingual special education assessment team approach for implementing a socioculturally based model.

 

Alternative Assessments for Exceptional Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
Sybil Rose Kline, University of California, Santa Cruz and CRESST

The innovative features of this project were the application of sociocultural theory to the practice of bilingual special education and initiation of the "opportunity model" as a guiding framework for special education services. This model, which is based on established Center principles, began to construct a framework for equal educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education. This project explored current assessment practices in the field of bilingual special education and investigates some possible alternatives to existing practices. Project activities include 1) a literature review and survey of practitioners, 2) research and development, and 3) recommendations for a coordinated bilingual special education assessment team approach for implementing a socioculturally based model.

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Spotlight

CAL Projects
Four CREDE research projects were conducted at CAL:

  • Two-Way Immersion Education
  • Newcomers: Language and Academic Programs for Recent Immigrants
  • A National Survey of School/ Community-Based Organization Partnerships Serving At-Risk Students
  • The Effects of Sheltered Instruction on the Achievement of Limited English Proficient Students

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Resource Corner

Browse the publications developed as part of the CREDE project.

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Secondary School Newcomer Programs
in the United States

 

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The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

 

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Two-Way Immersion 101

 

Featured Publication

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Profiles in Two-Way Immersion Education

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