Friday, February 19, 2010

IES English Language Learner Research

Through its research program on English Language Learners (ELL), the Institute intends to contribute to improvement of academic achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, or science, as well as other school outcomes (e.g., graduation rates, access to postsecondary education) for students who are English language learners by: (1) exploring malleable factors (e.g., children's skills, instructional practices, policies) that are associated with better child outcomes, as well as mediators and moderators of the relations between these factors and child outcomes, for the purpose of identifying potential targets of intervention; (2) developing innovative interventions for ELL students (e.g., curriculum, instructional practices, programs, and policies) designed to improve outcomes for ELL students; (3) evaluating fully developed interventions for ELL students through efficacy or replication trials; (4) evaluating the impact of interventions for ELL students that are implemented at scale; and (5) developing, revising, and validating assessments for use with ELL students.

The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., assessments, instructional approaches, programs, and policies) that have been documented to be effective for improving academic outcomes for ELL students.

Amount: $100,000 - $1.2m (3 years)

Date due: June 24, 2010

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