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The Language Demands of School
Author: Alison L. Bailey

ISBN: 9780300109467
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 13 November 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.3
Description:
"The Language Demands of School" is an edited volume describing an extensive empirical base for academic English testing, instruction and professional development. The chapters comprise empirical research by Bailey and colleagues at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, and invited contributions by practitioners in the fields of language policy, testing and instruction. The central focus of the chapters is the research conducted by CRESST over the last two years in an attempt to document the academic English language demands placed on school-age learners of English. The three additional chapters give the perspectives of a policy-maker at the state level, test developers, and practitioners.
"The Language Demands of" "School "fills a gap in the current literature by addressing the kind(s) of English required of K-12 English Learner students from an evidence-based perspective. This is timely given the broader context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which has prompted school systems to identify English language proficiency tests to meet the federal mandate. One ...

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