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Development of Illustrations as Image Supports for English Language Learners in Large-Scale Testing: A Report on the Procedure for Designing Vignette Illustrations

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Solano-Flores, Guillermo
Year: 
2011
Month: 
April
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This paper presents a framework and a procedure for developing vignette illustrations as a form of testing accommodation for English language learners (ELLs). Vignette illustrations are defined as illustrations added to test items originally created without illustrations, with the intent to provide a visual support for ELLs that increases their chances of accessing the content of those test items.

Examining Problem Solving Strategies on Multiple-choice Science Items Among English Language Learners Through Cognitive Interviews

Presenter(s): 
Prosser, Rachel
Solano-Flores, Guillermo
Year: 
2011
Month: 
April
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This paper introduces a coding system used to compare the ways English language learners (ELLs) and mainstream students make sense of multiple-choice science items administered in English. Thirty-nine native Spanish-speaking ELLs and thirty-nine monolingual, mainstream students participated in cognitive interviews in which they were asked to report their thinking during and after responding to science items. The coding system was developed based on the analysis of the transcriptions invoking theories of bilingualism, sociolinguistics, and reading comprehension.

STEM ELL Publication List

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Organization: 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Year: 
2011
Month: 
July

This list of ELL resources is a working document prepared by CADRE for the ELL Working Group. New resources will be added as they are identified. This list includes the citation and the article abstract. Please do not circulate or quote this list of resources. Sources are organized alphabetically by STEM Content area (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and by the general education topic explored in the paper (assessment, curriculum, instruction, language, professional development, system/policy, technology, and writing).

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Math and Science Education with English Language Learners: Contributions of the DR K-12 Program

Author(s): 
Martinez, Alina
Rhodes, Hilary
Copson, Elizabeth
Tiano, Megan
DellaRocco, Nicole
Donoghue, Nathaniel
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Publication Type: 
Other
Year: 
2011
Month: 
January
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In Press

To investigate the contribution of the DR K‐12 portfolio to the knowledge base on math and sciencelearning among ELLs, CADRE designed a study to explore the ELL work that is being conducted in theDR K‐12 projects. This paper summarizes the work of this study. It begins with a description of themethodology employed, followed by a presentation of the findings, and finally a discussion of theconclusions drawn from this work.

DR K-12: Research with English Language Learners

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Fri

Three ELL-focused projects will describe their work in light of cross-project challenges.

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session Type: 
Panel

The purpose of this session is to share information about three of the projects involved in the CADRE working group for English language learners (ELLs) and STEM. The first project, Project MSSELL (Middle School Science for English Language Learners), will report on a two-year randomized-trial  longitudinal study and the effectiveness of instructional interventions in academic science among ELLs and non-ELLs matriculating through grades 5 and 6 with comparison to the typical science instruction in an urban school district in Southeast Texas.

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