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ERIC Number: EJ1126042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
5th-Grade Science Intervention Focuses on English Language Learners
Killion, Joellen
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n5 p58-60 Oct 2016
In each issue of the "Journal of Staff Development" ("JSD"), senior advisor to Learning Forward author Joellen Killion explores a recent research study to help practitioners understand the impact of particular professional learning practices on student outcomes. Detailed in this issue is a randomized control study in which researchers examined the impact of an inquiry-based science curriculum for 5th-grade English language learners (ELLs), recently reclassified ELL students, and non-ELL students coupled with teacher professional learning in science content, content-specific pedagogy, and language acquisition on two distinct measures of science achievement. The intervention had a positive and significant effect for all students at the end of the first year of the three year intervention. [The study featured in this issue is Llosa, L., Lee, O., Jiang, F., Haas, A., O'Connor, C., Van Booven, C., & Kieffer, M. (2016). "Impact of a large-scale science intervention focused on English language learners." "American Educational Research Journal," 53(2), 395-424. (EJ1095224).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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