What Works Clearinghouse

WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE SHOWS CREDE-DEVELOPED PROGRAM TOPS THE FIELD IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

 

FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.

The long-awaited study by the What Works Clearinghouse, comparing research evidence supporting various programs for English Language Learners, has been released. In the WWC study, the CREDE-developed  program ranked first in Reading achievement,  and second in English language development. Based on the Standards for Effective Pedagogy, the program is titled in this report Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs. For this review, the WWC of the Institute of Educational Science, US Department of Education, looked at 73 studies of 32 programs focused on improvement  of English language literacy and/or academic achievement of elementary school students who are English Language Learners.  Twelve programs met the WWC evidence standards.

The report describes the comparative success of these programs, in terms of average student improvement in Reading, and average student improvement in English language development.  Improvement in both Literacy and English Language are parallel goals of the CREDE program.  In the WWC study, the CREDE-developed  program ranked first in Reading achievement,  and second in English language development.

The following is a pdf file of the full report released by the What Works Clearinghouse:

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/ELL_TR_07_30_07.pdf

The following is the URL link to CREDE provided by WWC in that report.

http://gse.berkeley.edu/Research/CREDE/New_CREDE/1.5pubs.html

This webpage contains a full bibliography for the original studies and reports.


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