Most research and practice in second language learning supports the theory that literacy in one language assists literacy development in another language.
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This annotated bibliography represents a first step toward compiling a comprehensive overview of current research on issues related to English language learners. It is intended to be a resource for researchers, policymakers, administrators and educators.
The third edition of School Restructuring: What Works When—A Guide for Education Leaders provides information for school and district leaders to choose the intervention model that will work best to improve their schools.
This report presents national- and state-level data on student enrollment by grade and by race/ethnicity within grade, the numbers of teachers and other education staff, and several student/staff ratios for the 2008-09 school year.
School principals are second only to classroom teachers as the most influential school factor in student achievement. For the lowest-performing schools, strong leadership—including setting and maintaining direction—plays a key role in turning around schools’ performance and improving student outcomes. Assessing the performance of principals is essential given the position’s critical role. AIR researchers reviewed eight publicly available formative assessments of principal performance, focusing on the tool’s approach, time requirement, content and construct validity, and reliability.
This report compares California’s education resources and student outcomes to those of other states and finds that the state’s education system was among the leanest in the nation prior to the recent recession.
This Connecting Research to Practice brief helps educators make informed decisions about English language learners (ELLs) by providing an overview of key research findings, highlighting federal policies related to ELLs, outlining district-level and school-level action opportunities, and listing resources that offer more information.
The School Leadership Triangle sharpens the reader’s understanding of why and how our education system must change by creating a framework for promoting the conditions that foster real innovation.