Ashley (Kost) Chrzanowski

Awards & Honors

Joan Robinson Prize in Economics for the Recognition of an Innovative Senior Thesis

Research

My research focuses on the intersection of assessment and language issues in public schools in the United States, with a focus on teachers’ perceptions of assessment for emerging bilingual students. I hope to be able to contribute work that helps people to understand the forces that impact teachers’ assessment practices as well as what we can do to support teachers in becoming critical users of assessment.

Teaching

Elementary Student Teaching Supervisor at the University of Colorado Boulder (Fall 2012)

P.S. 185 Walter Kassenbrock, New York, NY, ESL Teacher (Fall 2007- Summer 2010)"

Service & Outreach

Member of a Task Force for the Colorado Department of Education working toward the creation of rubrics to evaluate assessments in compliance with the Colorado READ Act of 2013

Proposal reviewer for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2014 Conference 

Member of the AERA since 2011

Member of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) professional organization since 2008

Volunteer for the Biblioteca Móvil en San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua to help increase childrens’ access to library books & volunteer for an after-school children’s program for Rancho Esperanza in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, Summer 2011

Selected Publications

Chrzanowski, A., Del Rosal. K., & Lasser, C. (2013). Surveying teachers' knowledge of language demands and supports. Paper to be presented at La Cosecha Conference, Albuquerque NM, November 6-9, 2013.

Del Rosal, K. & Chrzanowski, A. (2013). Promoting Emergent Bilinguals' Language and Literacy Development in Elementary and Secondary Science Classrooms. Paper to be presented at the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education Conference, Westminster, Colorado, October 3-4, 2013.

 Chrzanowski, A. & Solano-Flores, G. (2013). Development of a Manual for Creating and Using Visual Support-Based Testing Accommodations for English Language Learners. Paper presented at the Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) Inaugural Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 21-23, 2013.