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Title:  Effects of Curriculum and Teacher Professional Development on the Language Proficiency of Elementary English Language Learner Students in the Central Region
Description: This study is a randomized controlled trial examining the impact on student English language proficiency of the On Our Way to English (OWE> curriculum, offered in combination with the Responsive Instruction for Success in English (RISE) teacher professional development.

On Our Way to English was developed to provide ELL students access to English oral language development, comprehensive literacy instruction, and standards-based content area information in science and social studies. Responsive Instruction for Success in English (RISE) complements the OWE classroom program with professional development to understand the content of OWE, the rationale for its structure, and practical strategies for its use.

The study found that the combination of OWE and RISE did not have a statistically significant effect on studentsí acquisition of English, teacher-reported student engagement, instructional practices, or assessment practices.
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Cover Date: April 2012
Web Release: April 3, 2012
Publication #: REL 20124013
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Evaluation Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.