Improving Instruction for English Learners Through Improved Accessibility Decisions

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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.

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


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

Chris Rogers :: Research Fellow


Kym M O'Donnell :: Research Assistant


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

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Published: 1/8/2020


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