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Publications By and About Our Graduates of the MA Program
  • Kelly Sullivan is a graduate of our MA program and she works at Dahl School in the Franklin-McKinley USD. She and a colleague have been implementing a cross-age buddy program and in March 2011, the district published an article about their work.
  • Pamela Ann Myers published an article based on her MA project in the December 2005 issue of The Reading Teacher, 59(4), 314–324. doi: 10.1598/RT.59.4.2. The article is titled “The Princess Storyteller, Clara Clarifier, Quincy Questioner, and the Wizard: Reciprocal Teaching Adapted for Kindergarten Students.”
  • Brooke Carey Ahrens published an article based on her MA project in the May 2005 issue of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 48(8), 642–654. doi: 10.1598/JAAL.48.8.2.The article is titled “Finding a New Way: Reinventing a Sixth-Grade Reading Program.”
  • Rebecca Haslemann published an article based on her MA project in the September 2003 issue of IRA Phonics Journal.The article is titled “Phonics Instruction in a Whole Language Classroom: A Place for Explicit Instruction.”

Useful links

Professional Organizations for Educators

State of California Agencies

Research Centers

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.” http://www.cal.org/

Assessment/Testing-Related Websites

  • Alfie Kohn, a website about high stakes testing and standards and their impact on students and teachers:
    http://www.alfiekohn.org/
  • The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial: http://www.fairtest.org/
  • FairTest's Assessment Reform Network, “a national project created to support parents, teachers, students and others who are working to end the overuse and misuse of standardized testing in public education and to promote authentic forms of assessment.”
    http://www.fairtest.org/arn/arn.htm
  • National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES): http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

Other Websites