Improving Instruction for English Learners Through Improved Accessibility Decisions

Description

Develops two professional development modules on accessibility and accommodations decision making for instruction and assessment for English learners. One module is for educators and the other is for parents/guardians and families. The project will also examine the efficacy of these modules by conducting several pre- and post-module administration analyses.

Contact
Sheryl Lazarus, Kristin K Liu PhD
Director
Sheryl Lazarus, Kristin K Liu PhD
Funder
U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition
Collaborators
West Virginia Department of Education

Staff

Charity N Funfe Tatah Mentan PhD :: Research Associate


Sheryl Lazarus :: Senior Research Associate


Kristin K Liu PhD :: Senior Research Associate


Martha L Thurlow :: Senior Research Associate


Darrell H Peterson :: Education Program Specialist


Yi-Chen Wu :: Research Associate


Deb Albus :: Research Fellow


Chris Rogers :: Research Fellow


Staff

Kym M O'Donnell :: Summer Term RA


Product

Parent-Educator Toolkit: Accessibility Features and Accommodations

Parents of English learners need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their children. This Toolkit created by the Improving Instruction project provides several concise…

Published: March 2021

A Summary of the Research on Test Accommodations for English Learners and English Learners with Disabilities: 2010-2018

The purpose of this literature review is to examine the published English learner (EL) accommodations literature between 2010 and 2018 to provide an updated overview of research trends on this…

Published: 1/8/2020

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Accessibility & Accommodations
      • Assessment of individuals
        • English Learners with Disabilities
          • Instruction
            • Parents & Families