Significant Work: English Language Learners

Past Work:

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Survey Design: Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this multiyear project involved developing a national study design to gather periodic information on the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs and participating families. The project was led by the CDM Group, Inc., and partners included Abt Associates, Inc.; the National Center for Latino Child and Family Research; Social Dynamics, LLC; and the Catholic University of America. SEDL had a staff person on the design team, which selected appropriate measures and developed plans for MSHS sampling, worked closely with the MSHS programs, and collected and analyzed data.

The Texas A&M University System's Support Activities Related to the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Success Initiative Evaluation:

SEDL conducted a 3-year evaluation study of the Texas A&M University System's online English as a second language (ESL)/bilingual professional development and LEP campus support services. The study used expert reviews to determine the quality and effectiveness of the professional development; surveys of teachers and administrators at grant-funded campuses to determine the extent to which teachers are implementing the ESL/bilingual teaching strategies; and site visits, focus groups, and interviews to determine the progress made in the development and completion of the deliverables.

Final Report: Final Evaluation of the Texas A&M University System's Support Activities Related to the Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative (PDF 1.2MB)

Interim Report: Evaluation of Texas A&M University System's Support Activities Related to Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative, Cycle 1 Grants (PDF 984KB)