Academic Literacy Through Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners in Secondary Schools
With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation, CAL conducted research on the SIOP Model in two New Jersey school districts. Research activities involved professional development with 70 junior and senior high English, science, math, and social studies teachers. Learn more.
The Impact of the SIOP Model on Middle School Science and Language Learning
Under the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CAL and California State University, Long Beach are investigating the impact of the SIOP Model on student academic achievement in science, a subject area with high language demands. Visit the CREATE website for information.
Impact of the SIOP Model on Elementary School Math Learning
Under the Success Through Academic Interventions in Language and Literacy (SAILL) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CAL has been investigating the impact of the SIOP Model on the math performance of Spanish-speaking English language learners in structured English immersion and transitional bilingual K-3 math classrooms. The goal of the project is to develop programs that optimize language learning in both kinds of classrooms. Visit the SAILL website for updates.
Enhancing Secondary Education in the Central Valley: Success and Access for English Language Learners
With funding from The James Irvine Foundation, CAL is conducting a development project on supporting high school and post-secondary school success for language minority students. As a central part of this project, content teachers are implementing the SIOP Model in three high schools with the supporting of professional development and on-going instructional coaching. Learn more.
Adapting the Sheltered Instruction Observaton Protocol (SIOP) for Two-Way Immersion Education
With funding from The Goldman Sachs Foundation, CAL conducted research on the use of the SIOP model in a Spanish/English two-way immersion (dual language) program. Bringing together CAL's research on two-way immersion (TWI) and the SIOP Model, the study identified key modifications to the SIOP Model for the TWI context. Learn more.
Read about the foundational research behind the SIOP Model.