Research on the literacy and language development
of Spanish-speaking English language learners

As part of the work of the VIAS initiative, various assessment instruments and resources suited to the purposes of each research project or subproject were developed.

VIAS Subproject Research-Developed Instruments and Resources
Subproject 1
  • On to College!/°Camino a la Universidad! (English and Spanish)
Subproject 2
  • Kindergarten Language Study (KLS) English and Spanish Intervention Book List (English and Spanish)

  • Kindergarten Language Study (KLS) Model Teacher Lesson Plan (English)

Subproject 3
  • Assessment of Elementary School Vocabulary (English)

  • Assessment of Elementary School Text Connectives (English)

  • Subproject 3 Model Curriculum Unit (English)

  • Parent Questionnaire (Spanish and English)

  • Student Background Questionnaire (English)

  • Teacher Background Questionnaire (English)

Research Core
  • Test of Academic Vocabulary in English (English)

  • Word Associations Test (English)

  • Test of Multiword Units (English)

  • Test of Homonym Knowledge (English)

  • Teacherís Knowledge of Vocabulary Survey (English)

Vocabulary Improvement and Assessment of Spanish-speakers was supported by Grant No. P01 HD39530-06 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and by Grant No. R305A070438 from the Institute of Education Sciences. However, the content of this website does not necessarily represent the positions or policies of these agencies, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
A process for making some of these assessment instruments available to qualified researchers is being developed. Watch this web page for updates.