Karen D. Thompson

Karen D. Thompson
Associate Professor,
Oregon State University

Karen D. Thompson is an associate professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University. Her research addresses how curriculum and instruction, teacher education, and policy interact to shape the classroom experiences of multilingual students in K–12 schools. She also serves as the principal investigator for the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State University English Language Learner Partnership, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the Spencer Foundation. Thompson received her PhD in educational linguistics from Stanford University.

updated 2015

Publications by Karen D. Thompson
A Summary Brief
This brief summarizes key findings from the Bilingual Research Journal article “Understanding Newcomer English Learner Students’ English Language Development: Comparisons and Predictors.” The study analyzed incoming English proficiency and…
Findings from School District-University Collaborative Partnerships
Recent policy changes in California’s education system have opened up a unique opportunity to improve educational opportunities for the state’s 1.4 million English learner students (ELs). The implementation of new state standards including new…