Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NAEP Scores in States That Cut Bilingual Ed. Fuel Concern on ELLs

Here's a link to download presentations from the UC LMRI's 2008 Annual conference. -Patricia

Mary Ann Zehr | Ed Week
Sacramento, Calif.
May 14, 2008

Preliminary findings from new research suggest that in three states where voters decided to replace bilingual education with structured English immersion as the default method for teaching English-language learners, the new approach may be producing less-than-stellar results.

The studies were commissioned by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Linguistic Minority Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara, as well as the University ofCalifornia’s All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity, or UC ACCORD. The findings were presented here in California’s capital city during the institute’s annual conference on May 2-3, which focused on “restrictive language policies.”

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