Alison Bailey

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Alison L. Bailey is a faculty associate researcher for the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)[1] and a professor in the Human Development and Psychology program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]


A graduate of Harvard University, Bailey’s research focuses primarily on language and cognitive development, acquisition of literacy, bilingualism, atypical language development, narrative analysis and research design and methods. She is coauthor of the new IPT assessment of English language development at the prekindergarten-kindergarten level, editor and contributing author to The Language Demands of School: Putting Academic English to the Test (Yale University Press, 2007),[3] and coeditor and author (with Allyssa McCabe and Gigliana Melzi) of Spanish-Language Narration and Literacy Development (Cambridge University Press).[4] Bailey also serves on the advisory boards of numerous states and commercial publishers developing language and literacy assessments for English Language Learners.


EdD, 1995, Harvard University. Specialization: Human Development and Psychology

Ed.M., 1991, Harvard University. Specialization: Acquisition of Language and Culture


  1. ^ "Staff | CRESST". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Staff UCLA". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  3. ^ Edited by Alison L. Bailey (2006-10-09). "The Language Demands of School - Bailey, Alison L. - Yale University Press". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ Alison L. Bailey, Margaret Heritage. "Corwin: Alison L. Bailey". Retrieved 2012-01-29.