Understanding High School Asian English Learners…

Daeryong Seo and Husein Taherbhai examined beliefs among Asian English Learners in an effort to better understand their academic motivations. His study was the recipient of CERA’s Annual Outstanding Paper Competition. Read a summary of his paper below and consider the question: What makes you tick as a learner?

This study examined competence-related beliefs and task values among high school Asian population groups (i.e., Native English speakers, Former-English Learners, and Present-ELs), and between the Asian and Non-Asian groups in their math and science performance.  The results of current study indicated that Present-EL Asians performed better than Former- and Present-EL Non-Asians and equally well compared to native English-speaking Non-Asians in math achievement test.

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Dean Fixsen brings Implementation Science to CERA Annual Conference…

Why should educators care about implementation science?  Because implementation is the missing link in current efforts to improve education outcomes for all students.  The knowledge base for implementation science has grown exponentially in recent decades.  It helps to explain why only some education improvement efforts succeed and why only some improvements are sustained.  The Formula for Success reflects the growing science of implementation: Continue reading