Projects

Project Portfolio

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS)
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English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS)
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Funder: U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, National Security Education Program

Investigating Language Policies in IB World Schools
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Investigating Language Policies in IB World Schools
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Funder: The International Baccalaureate Organization

Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for Secondary English Learners
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Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for Secondary English Learners
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Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

STARTALK
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STARTALK
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Funder: U.S. Department of Defense, via subcontract from the University of Maryland, National Foreign Language Center

WIDA Partnership
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WIDA Partnership
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Funder: Funder: University of Wisconsin, WIDA

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Our Projects

CAL’s experienced staff conduct large-scale and small-scale projects on a wide variety of topics related to our mission, with as many as 50 projects at any given time, with periods of performance from a few days to 5 years or more.


Project Name Funder
Career Pathways for Heritage Language Learners: Developing Vision & Building Capacity Over the next few years, STARTALK, a federal critical-need language learning initiative, is piloting an expansion of its traditional summer-only instructional model to a program that focuses on year-round outreach, with ... Read more
Center for the Success of English Learners (CSEL) The Transdisciplinary Approaches to Improving Opportunities and Outcomes for English Learners (a.k.a. The Center for the Success of English Learners, CSEL) will undertake a focused program of research aimed at identifying and ... Read more
Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages Center for Applied Linguistics
Arabic Language Network K-12 U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from The George Washington University
Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) U.S. Department of Education
Assessment of Study Abroad U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from Georgetown University
Assessment to Enhance English Literacy Development Among Spanish-Speaking Children in Grades K-3 (PALS Español) U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, via subcontract from the University of Virgini
Assessment Training Online (ATOL) U.S. Department of Education
Assimilating Hispanic Students into the Mainstream The Georgia Project
Bienvenidos Project National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Buhrer Elementary Two-Way Immersion Project Cleveland (Ohio) Public Schools
Building Relationships and Bridging Social Capital: An Inclusive Approach to Immigrant Civic Engagement Institute of Museum and Library Science (through a subcontract from the Hartford, CT Public Library)
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) Network U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students
Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, via subcontract from the University of Houston
Chinese Curriculum Development National Foreign Language Resource Center
Comprehensive Regional Technical Assistance Center – Region XIV U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, via subcontract from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) Test Administration Project U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) – Evaluation of Study Abroad Programs The Council on International Educational Exchange
Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Development of Literacy in Spanish Speakers (DeLSS) The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education
Djibouti Early Grade Reading Activity (DEGRA) United States Agency for International Development, via subcontract from Family Health International (FHI360)
Do You Speak American? Teacher Development Materials Carnegie Corporation of New York, via subcontract from MacNeil Lehrer Productions
Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners Carnegie Corporation of New York
Education Connections U.S. Department of Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
EL (English Literacy) Civics Online Courses U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, National Security Education Program
English Language Training for International Teachers of English University of Maryland, College Park
Enhanced Education Connections: Supporting Teacher Leaders in Local and Virtual Networks Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Enhancing Secondary Education in the Central Valley: Success and Access for English Language Learners The James Irvine Foundation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Library of Education
European Speakers of Other Languages: Professional Development for Teachers of Adult Immigrants (EU-Speak 2) European Commission, United Kingdom
Exemplary Programs for Newcomer English Language Learners at the Secondary Level The Carnegie Corporation of New York
Features of Dual Language Immersion in High Achieving Programs International Research & Studies, U.S. Department of Education
Federal Trade Commission Accessible Language Projects Federal Trade Commission – Division of Consumer & Business Education
Foreign Language Assessment Directory U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program
Ghana – Improved Quality and Access to Basic Education U.S. Agency for International Development, via subcontract from the Education Development Center
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Heritage Language Assessment Module U.S. Department of Education through CAL’s work with the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center
Investigating Language Policies in IB World Schools The International Baccalaureate Organization
K-12 Biliteracy Pathways Oregon State Department of Education
Language Policy Research Network (LPReN) Center for Applied Linguistics
Los Angeles Unified School District English Learner Master Plan 2018 Los Angeles Unified School District
Massachusetts ELPAC (English Learner Parent Advisory Council) Project Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts ESL Programming Services Study Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts World Language Standards Focus Group and Implementation Services Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts World Language Standards Update Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Multimedia Rater Training Program for Modern Standard Arabic (MRTP-MSA) U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, in partnership with Michigan State University; Fordson High School, Deerborn, MI; Charlestown High School, MA; and the National Capital Language Resource Center, Washington, DC
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from Georgetown University
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from Iowa State University
National K-12 Foreign Language Survey U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program
National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) New York State, via subcontract from MetriTech
Online Professional English Writing Program U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, via subcontract from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Parent Engagement Adult ESL Curriculum Project National Council of La Raza
Peace Corps TEFL Certificate Validation Peace Corps
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, via subcontract from ASPIRA Association, Inc.
Professional Development and Technical Assistance for Magdalena Schools Native American in Schools Program under: U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, via subcontract from the Magdalena (NM) Municipal School Distric
Professional Development and Technical Assistance for University of Missouri-Kansas City and North Kansas City Schools: Project EXCELL (EXceptional Collaboration for English Language Learning) U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), via subcontract from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Professional Development for Educators of English Language Learners (NYC) New York City Department of Education
Project SAILL: Success Through Academic Interventions in Language & Literacy U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, via subcontract from the University of Houston
Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for English Learners U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement
Promoting Educator Networks: Standards-Based Instruction for Secondary English Learners Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Promoting Oral Proficiency Gain in Study Abroad Homestay Placements U.S. Department of Education
Regional Educational Laboratory – Appalachia U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, via subcontract from CNA Corporation
Saudi Aramco English Language Training Program Evaluation Aramco Services Company
STARTALK U.S. Department of Defense, via subcontract from the University of Maryland, National Foreign Language Center
Survey of Applied Linguistics Programs Funder: Center for Applied Linguistics
The Linking Communities Project: Building Welcome for Refugees Funder: HIAS
The Work Readiness Oral Language Test Funder: National Work Readiness Credential Partnership, via subcontract from SRI International
TOEFL Users’ Perceptions, Beliefs, and Attitudes Toward the TOEFL iBT as a Measure of Academic Language Ability in the U.S. Funder: Educational Testing Service
Two-Way Immersion Outreach and Information Dissemination Funder: Illinois Resource Center
University of the District of Columbia – Firebirds Reinventing STEM Teaching Funder: National Science Foundation, Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Vocabulary Instruction and Assessment for Spanish Speakers (VIAS) Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Web-Based Oral Proficiency Assessment Training Course (WOPA) Funder: U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program
Welcoming School Communities Funder: Center for Applied Linguistics and Welcoming America
WIDA Partnership Funder: University of Wisconsin, WIDA
ACTFL Assessment for Performance and Proficiency of Languages (AAPPL) Funder: U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program, via subcontract from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Acquiring Literacy in English: Crosslinguistic, Intralinguistic, and Developmental Factors Funder: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Academic Literacy Through Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners in Secondary Schools Funder: Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation