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Neri, Rebecca Colina; Lozano, Maritza; Gomez, Louis M. – Review of Research in Education, 2019
Despite evidence of promise, the adoption of culturally relevant educational (CRE) approaches to teaching and learning remains sporadic and underwhelming. In this chapter, we question this state of affairs by investigating teacher resistance to CRE. Through our examination of the literature, we have come to understand teacher resistance to CRE as…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance to Change, Beliefs
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Boals, Timothy; Kenyon, Dorry M.; Blair, Alissa; Cranley, M. Elizabeth; Wilmes, Carsten; Wright, Laura J. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
In conducting this review, we examine literature that explores the merits and shortcomings of ELP test design and testing as they have evolved over time through the current era of CCR standards. In the first section, we situate the role of language testing in its broader historical and policy context. In the second section, we examine the evolving…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Tests
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Lane, Suzanne; Leventhal, Brian – Review of Research in Education, 2015
This chapter addresses the psychometric challenges in assessing English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). The first section addresses some general considerations in the assessment of ELLs and SWDs, including the prevalence of ELLs and SWDs in the student population, federal and state legislation that requires the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Evaluation Problems, English Language Learners, Disabilities
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Sireci, Stephen G.; Faulkner-Bond, Molly – Review of Research in Education, 2015
Across the globe, educational tests are being used at a rapidly increasing rate. More recently, educational tests are being used to inform educational policy and for holding educators accountable for student learning. One reason educational assessments are used for these important purposes is that they are considered to provide reliable and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Educational Testing, Student Evaluation
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Bailey, Alison L.; Carroll, Patricia E. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is twofold: (1) to provide a detailed review of current language assessment policies and practices with English language learner (ELL) students under the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB; 2001) and relevant research in order to evaluate their technical quality and validity, and (2) to examine…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Course Content, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Kopriva, Rebecca J. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to review what has happened, and what is likely to happen, as accessibility and accommodations research and practice for content assessments are advanced to ensure the appropriate inclusion and validity of assessment results for English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. A description of accommodations…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations
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Lee, Jin Sook; Wright, Wayne E. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
Language and cultural preservation efforts among different communities of language speakers in the United States have received increasing attention as interest in linguistic rights and globalization continues to deepen. In addition to mounting evidence of the cognitive, psychological, and academic benefits of heritage language/community language…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Language Maintenance, Cultural Maintenance, Civil Rights
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Winn, Maisha T.; Behizadeh, Nadia – Review of Research in Education, 2011
In this article, the authors provide a selective review of both research and policy represented in part by two concepts that have been discussed in educational research--the "right to learn" and the notion of "literacy as a civil right" and how these issues of access and equity are undermined by the school-to-prison pipeline.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Research, Correctional Institutions, Literacy
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Wiseman, Alexander W. – Review of Research in Education, 2010
In the past 150 years, educational systems have expanded and become integrally linked with economic, political, and social status in modern nation-states. As the stakes for education have risen, so has the call for more and improved use of scientific evidence as a basis for educational policymaking. Evidence from averaged scores on international…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Welner, Kevin – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The call for American students to meet world-class standards in the federal Goals 2000: Education America Act (1994) and No Child Left Behind legislation, as well as state standards and accountability legislation, has been explicitly inclusive: All students must be held to these high standards. Litigation offers the potential to leverage…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Academic Standards, Court Litigation
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Jordan, Will J. – Review of Research in Education, 2010
Defining equity within the context of a diverse, multiracial, multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural society, and one where social class strongly influences one's life chances is problematic. This chapter reexamines equity in an attempt to advance the discourse beyond the debate about strategies to close the achievement gap between White…
Descriptors: Social Class, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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Sunderman, Gail L. – Review of Research in Education, 2010
This chapter is organized as follows. The first section examines the evolving state and federal role in education and the implications of an expanded federal role on the structure of the educational system. It pays particular attention to how the debate on the causes and solutions to school reform has shifted and the impact this has had on school…
Descriptors: Privatization, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Educational Finance
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Wiliam, Dylan – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The idea that validity should be considered a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, has developed slowly over the past century. In early writings about the validity of educational assessments, validity was defined as a property of an assessment. The most common definition was that an assessment was valid to the extent that it…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Validity, Inferences, Construct Validity
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Southerland, Sherry A.; Smith, Leigh K.; Sowell, Scott P.; Kittleson, Julie M. – Review of Research in Education, 2007
This article explains the apparent failure to communicate between science education researchers, policy makers, and staff at state and district offices of education. Each group is a stakeholder in K-12 education. Policy makers specify courses of action to meet the needs of an educational system, state and district staff work to implement these…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Policy Formation, Legislators, School Districts
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Louie, Vivian – Review of Research in Education, 2005
In this chapter, the author discusses immigrant newcomer populations and their experiences with K-12 schooling in preparation for and access to postsecondary education. Much attention has been paid to the concept of immigrant optimism, namely, that immigrant parents are optimistic about their children's futures, including their educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education
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