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    Effects of the implementation of Proposition 227 on the education of english learners, K-12

    1/10/09 - T. B. Parrish, A. Merickel, M. Perez , R. Linquanti, M. Socias, A. Spain, , C. Speroni, P. Esra , L. Brock, D. Delancey

    “In June of 1998, Proposition 227 was passed by 61 percent of the California electorate. The initiative was intended to significantly alter the ways in which the state’s English learners are taught. Proposition 227 requires that English learners be taught ‘overwhelmingly in English’ through sheltered/structured English immersion programs during ‘a temporary transition period not normally intended to exceed one year,’ and then transferred to mainstream English-language...

  • Literacy Specialists in Math Class! Closing the Achievement Gap on State Math Assessments

    1/1/05 - DiGisi, Lori L., Fleming, Dianne

    Part of a special section on closing the achievement gap. A series of lessons have been developed to help English language learners and standard curriculum students improve their mathematical literacy so that they can answer problems on the Massachusetts state math assessment. Working in the math classroom, the literacy specialist aimed to teach students to recognize the types of vocabulary used in math questions and reinforce math vocabulary, provide students with strategies for reading the...

  • Race-ethnicity, SES, gender, and language proficiency trends in mathematics achievement: an update

    1/1/97 - Tate, William F.

    The purpose of this article is to document changes in U.S. mathematics achievement by reviewing national trend studies, college admissions examinations, and Advanced Placement tests. This article examined this quantitative research literature to determine trends in mathematics achievement of various social groups defined along lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and language proficiency. The findings of this review indicate that over the last 15 years all demographic groups have...

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