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English Language Learners: References

Abedi, J., & Dietel, R. (2004). Challenges in the No Child Left Behind Act for English Language Learners. (CRESST Policy Brief No. 7). Los Angeles, CA: National Center for Research in Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. Retrieved February 22, 2007, fromhttp://www.cse.ucla.edu/products/policy/cresst_policy7.pdf

August, D., & Shanahan, T. (Eds.). (2006). Developing literacy in second-language learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Callahan, R. M. (2006). The intersection of accountability and language: Can reading intervention replace English language development? Bilingual Research Journal, 30(1), 1–21. Retrieved February 21, 2007, fromhttp://brj.asu.edu/vol30_no1/art1.pdf

Capps, R., Fix, M., Murray, J., Ost, J., Passel, J.,  & Herwantoro, S. (2005). The New Demography of America’s Schools: Immigration and the no child Left Behind Act. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute. Retrieved October 2007, from http://www.urban.org/publications/311230.html
 
Collier, V. P. (1995). Acquiring a second language for school. Directions in Language & Education, 1(4). Retrieved February 2007, from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/directions/04.htm

ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. (1992). Myths and misconceptions about second language learning. ERIC Digest. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved May 22, 2007, fromhttp://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/2a/1d/2b.pdf

Francis, D. J., Rivera, M., Lesaux, N., Keiffer, M., & Rivera, H. (2006a). Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions. Portsmouth, NH: Center on Instruction. Retrieved February 21, 2007, fromhttp://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/ELL1-Interventions.pdf

García-Vázquez, E., Vázquez, L. A., López, I. C., & Ward, W. (1997). Language proficiency and academic success: Relationships between proficiency in two languages and achievement among Mexican American students. Bilingual Research Journal, 21(4), 334–347. Retrieved February 2007, fromhttp://brj.asu.edu/pdf/ar4.pdf

Genesee, F., Lindholm-Leary, K., Saunders, W. M., & Christian, D. (2006). Educating English language learners: A synthesis of research evidence. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Guerrero, M. D. (2004). Acquiring academic English in one year: An unlikely proposition for English language learners. Urban Education, 39(2), 172–199.

Hakuta, K., Butler, Y. G., & Witt, D. (2000). How long does it take English learners to attain proficiency? (Policy Report 2000–1.) Santa Barbara: University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute. Retrieved February 2007, from http://lmri.ucsb.edu/publications/00_hakuta.pdf

Hill, E. G. (2004). A look at the progress of English learner students. Sacramento: Legislative Analyst’s Office. Retrieved February 2007, fromhttp://www.lao.ca.gov/2004/english_learners/021204_english_learners.pdf

Jepsen, C., & de Alth, S. (2005). English learners in California schools. San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California. Retrieved February 2007 fromhttp://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_405CJR.pdf

Kindler, A. L. (2002). Survey of the states’ limited English proficient students and available educational programs and services: 2000–2001 summary report. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs. Retrieved March 2007, fromhttp://www.ncela.gwu.edu/policy/states/reports/seareports/0001/sea0001.pdf

Krashen, S., & McField, G. (2005). What works? Reviewing the latest evidence on bilingual education.Language Learner, 1(2), 7–10, 34. Retrieved February 2007, fromhttp://users.rcn.com/crawj/langpol/Krashen-McField.pdf

Linquanti, R. (1999). Fostering academic success for English language learners: What do we know? San Francisco, CA: WestEd. Retrieved February 22, 2007, from http://www.wested.org/policy/pubs/fostering/

MacSwan, J., & Pray, L. (2005). Learning English bilingually: Age of onset of exposure and rate of acquisition among English language learners in a bilingual education program. Bilingual Research Journal,29(3), 653–678. Retrieved February 2007, from http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol29_no3/art9.pdf

Mahoney, K. S., & MacSwan, J. (2005). Reexamining identification and reclassification of English language learners: A critical discussion of select state practices. Bilingual Research Journal, 29(1), 31-42. Retrieved February 21, 2007, from http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol29_no1/art2.pdf

Masgoret, A. M., & Gardner, R. C. (2003). Attitudes, motivation, and second language learning: A meta-analysis of studies conducted by Gardner and associates. Language Learning, 53(1), 123–163.

Moore, R. A., & Zainuddin, H. (2003). ESL learners, writing and the acquisition of academic language. (ERIC No. ED475746).

National Assessment of Education Progress (2005, 2007). Nation’s Report Card in Reading and Mathematics. Washington DC: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved February 21, 2007, from  www.nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA). (2007). FAQ: Which tests are commonly used to determine English language proficiency? Retrieved February 21, 2007, from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/expert/faq/25tests.htm

Oakeley, C., Urrabazo, T., & Yang, H. (1998, April). When can LEP students exit a BE/ESL program: Predicting academic growth using a test that measures cognitive language proficiency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. (ERIC No. ED423296).

Parrish, T. B., Perez, M., Merickel, A., & Linquanti, R. (2006). Effects of the implementation of Proposition 227 on the education of English learners, K-12: Findings from a five-year evaluation. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research and WestEd. Retrieved February 2007, fromhttp://www.air.org/news/documents/227Report.pdf

Rolstad, K., Mahoney, K., & Glass, G. V. (2005). The big picture: A meta-analysis of program effectiveness research on English language learners. Educational Policy, 19(4), 572–594.

Rutherford, L. T. (2006). Language-minority students’ cognitive school readiness and success in elementary school (CSE Technical Report 683). Los Angeles: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing [UCLA]. Retrieved February 2007, fromhttp://www.cse.ucla.edu/reports/R683.pdf

Short, D., & Fitzsimmons, S. (2007). Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring language and academic literacy for adolescent English language learners. (A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York.) Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Retrieved February 2007, fromhttp://www.carnegie.org/literacy/pdf/DoubletheWork.pdf

Slavin, R. E., & Cheung, A. (2003). Effective reading programs for English language learners: A best-evidence synthesis. (Report No. 66). Baltimore: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk. Retrieved February 2007, from http://www.csos.jhu.edu/crespar/techReports/Report66.pdf

Thomas, W., & Collier, V. (2002). A national study of school effectiveness for language minority students’ long-term academic achievement. Santa Cruz, CA: Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence. Retrieved February 2007, from http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=crede

What Works Clearinghouse. (n.d.). English language learners. (Summary of effectiveness ratings for English language learners programs in three domains). Retrieved March 2007, fromhttp://www.whatworks.ed.gov/Topic.asp?tid=10&ReturnPage=default.asp


This summary is based on a review conducted for the Center for Public Education by researchers at Edvantia, an education research and development not-for-profit corporation founded in 1966.  For more information, see Research Review: What research says about preparing English language learners for academic success.

Posted: October 30, 2007

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