Mathematics in the Home of Latine Families
In this project, we aim to validate a recently developed measure of the home mathematics environment (HME) for Latine families (HME-L).
Latine Home Numeracy Practices and Digital Supports
In this project, we aim to design family STEM resources (i.e., an app) using a bottom-up approach. We are conducting focus groups with Latine families to learn about their everyday practices and the use of technology.
Measuring Dual Language Learners' School Readiness Skills
In this project, we aim to examine how Latine dual language learners (DLLs) perform in different school readiness domains (e.g., science, math) based on their English language skill test (preLAS). We are using two nationally representative datasets.
This work raises concerns about the validity of English-based assessments for Latine DLLs. Being DLL is a cognitive benefit that should be celebrated and encouraged; however, assessments in one language do not accurately capture DLLs’ academic abilities.