Articles, Reports, and Other Published Works

English Language Learners and Language Minority Students

Tsang, S.L., Katz, A., & Stack, J.
“Achievement testing for English Language Learners, ready or not?” Education Policy Analysis Archives, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008). (Download)
This study, conducted by ARC Associates in conjunction with the San Francisco Unity School District, examines when assessments of academic achievement are appropriate for English language learners.

Tsang, S.L.
“Revisiting the Lau Decision: 20 Years After.” Nov. 1994 (Download)
A commemorative symposium examined the legacy of the landmark 1974 Supreme Court ruling Lau v. Nichols, which defined the right of language minority students to equal education. The event brought together experts from across the country who assessed the impact of the decision on current educational policy. Areas of discussion included social impact, legal/legislative policy, teacher education, the National Standards movement, state frameworks, and instructional practices.

Henze, R. & Lucas, T.
“Shaping Instruction to Promote the Success of Language Minority Students: An Analysis of Four High School Classes” Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 69, No. 1 Trends in Bilingual Education at the Secondary School Level (Fall 1993).

Lucas, T., Henze, R., & Donato, R.
“Promoting the Success of Latino Language-Minority Students: An Exploratory Study of Six High Schools.” Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Fall 1990).
This article examines six California and Arizona high schools where latino students are achieving academic success and described the key features they found to be integral to the schools' success.

Leading for Diversity Research Project

Henze, R., Katz, A., Norte, E., Sather, S., & Walker, E.
“Leading for Diversity: How School Leaders Promote Positive Interethnic Relations.” Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2002.
This book, based on ARC's Leading for Diversity Research Project, provides models showing how school leadership can promote positive interethnic relations.

Henze, R., Katz, A., Norte, E., Sather, S., & Walker, E.
“Leading for Diversity: A Study of How School Leaders Achieve Racial and Ethnic Harmony, Final Cross-Case Report.” Prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, Dec. 1999. (Download)
This report provides the findings of the Leading For Diversity Research Project conducted by ARC Associates from 1996-1999.

Henze, R.
“Special Focus: Leading for Diversity.” The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68, No. 4 (Fall 1999).  (Download)
The five articles in this special issue describe how school leaders in various roles can work to improve racial/ethnic relations in their schools, particularly when the schools serve several diverse populations and have histories of conflict or tension related to race and ethnicity.

Walker, E.
Conflict in the House: Interethnic Conflict as Change Agent, Change as Conflict Instigator (Download)

Pacific Islander Community Needs Assessment

Taesali, P.A., & Ku, Y.M.
“Getting Out of the Box: The Unseen Pacific Islanders, Oakland’s Pacific Islander Parents and Youth Speak Out.” Oakland, CA: Oakland Pacific Islander Research Project by PIKA, March 2005. (Download)
This report is the result of a two-year research project and community needs assessment/survey focusing on critical issues facing Oakland’s PI community.