Alford, B. L. (in press). Issues and challenges related to Common Core State Standards for young children. In H. C. Waxman, N. D. Weber, B. L. Alford, D. Brown, & K. Rollins, (Eds.). Preparing Teachers to Implement College and Career Readiness Standards: Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., & Waxman, H. C. (2016, April). Is teacher-led instruction replacing active, student-centered learning? Lessons from a kindergarten summer transition program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Alford, B. L., Rollins, K. B., Padrón, Y. N., & Waxman, H. C. (2015). Using systematic classroom observation to explore student engagement as a function of teachers’ developmentally appropriate instructional practices (DAIP) in ethnically diverse pre-kindergarten through second-grade classrooms. Early Childhood Education Journal.
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Franco-Fuenmayor, S. E. (2014, April). Using classroom observation to explore the effectiveness of a one-on-one tutoring program for struggling readers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
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