Dr. Carol Lord
Office Location: PSY 207
Phone Number: (562) 985-1146
E-mail Address: Carol.Lord@csulb.edu
Bachelor’s Degree: 1960, English, Stanford
Master’s Degree: 1961, Education, Stanford.
Ph.D.: 1989, Linguistics, UCLA
Professor Carol Lord has conducted research on the influence of children’s language proficiency and text features on test performance, with the Center for the Study of Evaluation/CRESST at UCLA, and as Principal Investigator for a U.S. Department of Education study addressing the validity of assessments of English and mathematics proficiency for English Language Learners and students with disabilities. She has investigated the nature of academic language used in textbooks and in classrooms, and has analyzed acoustic patterns in the oral reading of proficient and non-proficient readers in order to better understand how readers comprehend the meaning of written text.
Professor Carol Lord, Associate Prof. Michael Fender, and Emeritus Professor Robert Berdan have collaborated with the Long Beach Unified School District and the Long Beach YMCA after-school CORAL program to develop computer-assisted reading programs. Third graders with low reading proficiency have increased reading fluency using electronic books, developed in part with funding from the U.S. Department of Education SBIR program to USTeach, FIPSE funds, and Verizon.
LING 329: Language Acquisition
LING/EDSE 339: Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development in Secondary School Settings
LING 363i: Implications of Human Language
LING 421: English Syntax
LING 500: Educational Linguistics
LING 562: Second Language Testing and Assessment
LING 580: Linguistic Field Methods
LING 593: Practicum in TESL
EDRG 540: Advanced Studies in Literacy
EDRG 558: Language Study for Reading Teachers
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