Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Rebecca Bowers

Second Committee Member

Steve Schmitz

Third Committee Member

Don Woodcock


Minority high school students in the state of Washington find themselves under a variety of intense pressures: the pressure to learn English quickly, the pressure to pass the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) in order to graduate, and lastly the pressure to be an academic leader for that minority. In 2013, the state will add the science portion to the HSPE. The challenges that teachers face when working with English language learners (ELL) is having the adequate training, necessary tools, and resources needed to increase student achievement. This project is designed to provide Spanish supplemental resources for ELL students in a 9th grade bilingual physical science class, specifically in the Yakima School District. The project provides teachers with laboratory experiments, lecture notes, practice worksheets, and activities that clearly state the learner objectives that comply with the Washington State Learning Standards.


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