Research & Resources for English Learner Achievement
A framework for promoting sustained student reading development among English learners from reading and the ESL students. For more information on English Learner research and STARlight publications, visit the STARlight Consortium for EL Achievement.
- In the STARlight, December 2012 - Unpacking the ELA and Literacy Common Core State Standards for Teachers of English Language Learners
- In the STARlight, December 2011 - Research to Inform English Language Development in Secondary Schools
- In the STARlight, December 2010 - A Closer Look at Long Term English Learners: A Focus on New Directions
- In the STARlight, December 2008 - Expediting Language, Literacy and Learning for Adolescent ELLs
- In The STARlight, December 2007 – the Development of Literacy in Second-Language Learners
- In the STARlight, July 2007 - Dual Language Immersion
- In the STARlight, December 2006 - Bilingualism and Young Children
- In the STARlight, June 2005 - Multilingual Children
- In the STARlight, May 2004 - Sustained Reading Development
Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches
Improving educational outcomes for English learners remains one of the greatest challenges in the public school system. Nationally recognized scholars have synthesized the best available research for improving educational outcomes for English learners. This publication offers a comprehensive, user-friendly, review, and analysis of recent research to inform and improve instructional practices in order to help English learners, who currently constitute one in four of California's K-12 public school students.
Successful Bilingual Schools Report
The purpose of this study was to identify schools with successful bilingual education programs, and to document their success. This report illustrates that bilingual schools are capable of providing opportunities for students to achieve and sustain high levels of academic excellence even when faced with challenges such as poverty and low levels of students’ English proficiency upon entering school.
The PROMISE Initiative, (Pursuing Regional Opportunities for Mentoring, Innovation, and Success for English Learners) was created to ensure that English Learners achieve and sustain high levels of proficiency, including literacy, in English and their primary language. The initiative is a collaboration of the county offices of education of San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Similar English Learner Students, Different Results: Visit this site to download the executive summary and full report for this much talked about study by EdSource, Stanford University, and American Institutes of Research— released in May, 2007. However, please be aware that the study is considered by some to be somewhat flawed in some of its conclusions, in particular: parent involvement, ELD pull-out, teacher credentialing, etc. Please be aware that the metrics for this study were teacher and principal surveys and API results.